Competing in the World Para Powerlifting Championships in Mexico today Zoe Newson had to hold off challenges from ladies from Nigeria, Indonesia and Poland in order to come away with the Bronze medal. The u45kg class started with a number of failed lifts and finished the same way as all 3 ladies attempted but failed to lift 98kg. This left Zoe with the bronze medal after a successful lift of 97kg.
The class was won by Lingling of China as she set a new world record of 110kg and second place went to Nazmiye of Turkey. With four Paralympic Medallists in the one class this was always going to be a tough challenge but won were Zoe was able to hold her nerve and come away with the bronze medal.
When Zoe last competed in a World Championships back in 2010 she finished with a 4th place in the Senior competition but did manage a gold medal in the junior event.
Tomorrow will see Spartans team mate Nathaniel compete