WEIGHTLIFTER Jasmine Isoyama has set her sights on a place at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Isoyama, who trains at the Complete Performance gym in Basingstoke where she is coached by Sarah Davies, only took up the sport earlier this year.

This was after leaving the army after eight years, where she was an aircraft technician, on the Apache Attack Helicopter

The 25-year-old has had previous sporting success in powerlifting at British Championships, but this is not an Olympic sport.

Earlier this month in her first ever weightlifting British Championships, the 25-year-old finished a very impressive fourth, in the 76kg class at an event held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Talking after the British Championship debut, Isoyama said: “This was first time at the British Championships and it was very daunting with such a large audience.

“I was very pleased with the way it turned out and now I am just 20 kilos below the qualifying weights for the European and World Championships. I think I should reach this in the next 12 months.”

She qualified for the trip to Coventry, after passing the qualifying weight of 165kg needed.

This happened at the South Open in May, which was held at the Elite Bodyworks in Basingstoke.

There Isoyama lifted 76kg in the clean and followed up with a jerk of 93kg.

Her next event is the English Weightlifting Championships, which is being held in Milton Keynes at the end of the year.

Isoyama added: “I am going to keep training hard and really want to make the European and World qualifying mark and my long term is to make the Olympics in 2024."