PARALYMPIAN Zoe Newson was cheered into her local training centre when she returned for the first time after winning a bronze medal.

The powerlifter jokes she can lift a pig, but the 20-year-old was raising the roof of East Bergholt Sports Centre when crowds gathered to welcome her back to her home.

Zoe, who came third in the -40kg event, was excited to be back where it all started.

Zoe spent last week catching up with family but is now in demand to give inspiration to youngsters in the area.