Minnow Films

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Girl Power:
Going For Gold 2012

Minnow Films for BBC Three  

1 x 60 minutes
Minnow Films for BBC Three

Zoe Smith, Hannah Powell, and Helen Jewell have dedicated their lives to the ultimate Olympic dream, representing Team GB at London 2012. This film follows these young teammates as they hone their skills, resist temptations and watch their weight in order to secure one of the two female spots on the British Weightlifting Squad.

We see how they cope with living away from home for the first time, serious injury, a relentless training schedule, travelling the world and being under the spotlight. We find out if it's possible to balance being a serious athlete with growing up, getting an education and falling in love.

This film follows the countdown to the London Olympic Games for three young girls with an extraordinary talent. But will mental strength prove just as important as physical strength in the battle to become Britain’s strongest girl?

This show is well shot, neatly narrated and provides a glimpse into a niche sport: women’s weightlifting
Time Out

The film spends the year before the Games with the three preternaturally likable and ferociously dedicated athletes; a timely reminder of what it’s really all about
The Gaurdian

An interesting film which monitors the progress of three women as they endure tough training schedules in an attempt to secure a spot on the British Olympic weightlifting team
The Observer

Going for Gold: Girl Power

Produced, Filmed & Directed by
Sarah Hamilton
Executive Producer
Morgan Matthews
Weston Owens
DV Director
Louise Palmer
Production Manager
Hannah Wythe