Commonwealth Games weightlifting champion Zoe Smith admits she will be looking for a personal best performance after being named in the team for the 2015 World Championships.
Smith took the -58kg title in Glasgow last year after managing 118kg in the clean and jerk to set a Games record of 210kg.
However illness and injuries have restricted her progress since with next month’s competition in Houston, America from November 20-28 representing her first major international since the Commonwealth Games.
"My focus, first and foremost will be on giving my all and improving my personal bests," said Smith.
She is named as part of an eight-strong team, with Britain’s youngest ever senior champion Rebekah Tiler – fourth at Glasgow 2014 and winner of gold at this year’s Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa – also on the team.
Emily Godley, Sarah Davies and Mercy Brown make up the remainder of the women’s team while Gareth Evans, Jack Oliver and Sonny Webster will go in the men’s competition.
British Weightlifting performance director Tommy Yule said: "The competition provides an exceptional opportunity for our athletes to amass greater experience of competing on the international stage in advance of next year's Olympic Games."
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