Emily Campbell

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Emily Campbell
Personal information
Born (1994-05-06) 6 May 1994 (age 27)
Nottingham, England
Height1.765 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight112 kg (247 lb)[1]

Emily Campbell (born 6 May 1994) is a British weightlifter.[2] In 2021, competing in the +87 kg category, Campbell became both European champion, and the first British woman to win an Olympic medal in the sport, with silver at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.


Campbell is from the Snape Wood estate in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire.[3] She graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a Sports Science degree in 2016.[4]

Campbell competed in the women's +90 kg event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, winning the bronze medal.[5][6] In the following year she came third in the 2019 European Championships gaining another bronze medal. In early 2021 she became the European champion after winning in Moscow in the 90 Kg category.[7]

At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Campbell became the first British female weightlifter to win a medal at the Olympics, with a silver in the women's +87 kg event.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ a b "EMILY CAMPBELL Weightlifting". teamengland.org. Commonwealth Games England. Retrieved 16 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Emily Campbell". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ Thirkill, Stephen (2 August 2021). "Bulwell's Emily Campbell wins Olympic silver medal". Hucknall Dispatch. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  4. ^ Blackall, Molly; Walker, Amy (7 August 2021). "Tokyo Olympics: How two UK universities produced dozens of Team GB stars – and trained them over FaceTime". inews. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Feagaiga Stowers secures Samoa's second gold medal". Samoa Observer. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  6. ^ "Event Schedule - Women's +90kg". Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  7. ^ Moore, Joel (1 August 2021). "Family of Bulwell's Olympic weightlifting star are 'so proud'". NottinghamshireLive. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  8. ^ "Tokyo Olympics: Emily Campbell becomes first British female weightlifter to win Olympic medal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 July 2021.
  9. ^ Oliver, Brian (2 August 2021). "Unstoppable weightlifter Li wins again as Britain's Campbell ends 37-year medal wait". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 2 August 2021.
  10. ^ "Women's +87 kg Results" (PDF). 2020 Summer Olympics. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 2 August 2021.

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