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Zoe Smith Takes On Everyone

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If the London Olympics can teach us anything, let it be that women weightlifters are the coolest, most well-adjusted young women in the world. Want to teach your little girls self-esteem? It's becoming pretty clear that sending them to the weight room may do the trick.

Earlier this week, we saw the righteous Holley Mangold brush off Conan O'Brien's fat joke at her expense with humor and poise. Now, 18-year-old Olympian and British record-breaker Zoe Smith has taken time from her busy schedule of kicking ass and taking names to say a few words to the trolls. In a blog post she called "Thanks (but no thanks …)," Smith has taken on those persistent Internet characters — "the few ignorant twerps making rude comments," the ones who, Smith suspects, "had never done a moment of exercise in their life, or had the intelligence of a potato."

Read the whole story at Salon