Emily Godley

Date of Birth 22/10/89
Place of Birth Farnborough, Kent
Weight Cat 63kg
Club Crystal Palace
Coach Keith Morgan


On the Platform

Greatest Achievement
Personal best total and 5th place at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Compete at Rio 2016 Olympics and medal at 2018 Commonwealth Games

Training Regime
Seven times a week

Who has been greatest influence on you?
My coach, Keith

When did you begin lifting?

Why did you begin lifting?
Did weightlifting as part of my strength and conditioning for Pole Vault, my coach persuaded me to change sports and I haven’t looked back!


Off the Platform

Adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service

Ultimate Relaxation
Lying on the sofa with a tonne of chocolate whilst watching Breaking Bad

One thing you can’t live without

Tip for the top
Always try harder

Life after Lifting?
Ask me in 10 years

Describe yourself in three words
Determined, competitive, chocaholic



Sports Team
Team GB

Sister Act, Pretty Woman, Rocky etc.

A variety!

Anything chocolate-based

Last book read
Bridget Jones’ Diary – Mad About The Boy