Yazmin Zammit Stevens

Where? Malta
What? Weightlifting
Insta? @yazmin.stevens
Merits

Apart from competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, she has also qualified for and competed at the 2018 and 2022 Commonwealth Games, 2017 Universiade Games and 2018 Mediterranean Games. She currently holds all national records in the 64kg, 71kg and 76kg categories, and have won a bronze medal at the 2021 Commonwealth Championships in Uzbekistan. She was named IWF athlete ambassador in 2022.

About

Yazmin started weightlifting in 2015 after being introduced to the sport through CrossFit. She was finishing off a degree in Maths and Statistics at the time, and decided to take the summer off after graduating to pursue weightlifting and see where it would take her. 7 years later, there she is, a national record holder and Olympian.

What makes you Relentless?

“I come from a tiny island, where achieving high success in sport isn’t common. When I started lifting 7 years ago, no female weightlifter from Malta had ever competed at Europeans, Worlds or the Olympics yet. Achieving this while already being 22 years old meant I had to work twice as hard.”