COLCHESTER powerlifter Zoe Newson has been selected for ParalympicsGB for the 2020 Paralympic Games, in Tokyo.

The two-time Paralympic bronze medallist will compete in the women’s up to 41kg class.

Tokyo 2020 will be her third Paralympic Games, after success at London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Writing on her Twitter account, she said: 'I'm happy that I get to go to my third Paralympics games. Thank you for everyone support.'

An incredible career has seen Newson sweep the board, medalling at major international events having stood on the podium at the World Championships in 2017 and the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

She qualified third in the Tokyo rankings with a best lift of 95kg courtesy of a gold medal-winning performance at the Tbilisi World Cup in Georgia earlier this year.

Around 230 athletes from 19 sports are expected to make up the British team that will compete in Japan, with further names to be announced.

ParalympicsGB captured the imagination of the British public at London 2012 winning 120 medals in front of sell-out crowds with countless memorable performances.

The team eclipsed that performance at Rio 2016 winning an outstanding 147 medals including 64 golds to finish second in the overall medal table.

The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be staged from August 24 to September 5.