Webster and Tiler Selected for British Olympic Weightlifting Team

Group GB has actually revealed that British weightlifters Rebekah Tiler and Sonny Webster will be making their Olympic launching in Rio de Janeiro. Teenager experience Rebekah Tiler is because of contend in the females’s -69kg classification, while Sonny Webster, 22, will fly the flag for Fantastic Britain in the males’s -94kg department.

17-year-old Tiler, from Keighley, West Yorkshire, is set to be among the youngest professional athletes for Group GB in this Summer season’s Olympic Games. She will go as ruling British Champ, having actually taken 2 British records at the most current British champions. She is likewise the gold medal winner at the Youth Commonwealth Games. Sonny Webster is similarly the present British Champ and ended up fifth at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, along with being an U23 British Record holder.

On her choice for Rio, Tiler commented:

“I am so excited and honoured to be representing Team GB in Rio this summer; it’s a dream come true and something I’ve wanted ever since I got into the sport. The next few weeks of preparation are so important and…I’m 100% focused on ensuring that I’m in the best possible condition heading into Rio.”

Bristolian Webster similarly commented:

“The Olympics is undoubtedly the biggest stage for the sport. I’ve been training well and my recent performance at the British Championships has given me a fantastic platform to build on; the next few weeks of preparation are absolutely crucial.”

Previous female preferred Zoe Smith was secured of the running with a dislocated shoulder at the British Championships last month. Smith revealed her disappointmentto not represent Group GB at the Games in an Instagram post previously today, however wanted the very best of luck to Tiler in the Summer Season Games.

Tommy Yule, the efficiency director at British Weight-lifting, has actually revealed his pride at the choice of Tiler and Webster. In a declaration, Yule admired their current development and individual best shots in current nationwide and worldwide competitors, mentioning that all training focus will now be on providing their finest possibility of carrying out well in Rio.

Fantastic Britain has actually won 7 medals in Olympic weight-lifting – one gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze. The most current was won by David Mercer in Los Angeles in 1984.

The 2016 Olympic Games will be held from 05-21 August in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.