Apart from being a 5-time world champion, Lü Xiaojun is also a 2-time Olympic gold medalist. His gold win at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, at 37, made him the oldest weightlifter to achieve the feat. He also won a silver at the Rio Olympics. He is married to fellow world-class weightlifter Guo Xiyan.
Olympic gold medalist Li Wenwen is one of the most well-known weightlifters of China. She is also a national champion, an Asian champion, and a world champion. She made headlines when she revealed that she had slept on the floor in the Olympic village in Tokyo, as she found the beds too soft.
Shi Zhiyong is a Chinese professional weightlifter best known for winning a gold medal at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. A three-time world champion, Shi has set 13 world records so far in his illustrious career. He also holds the current records for the snatch, total, and clean and jerk in the 73 kg category.
Tian Tao is a Chinese professional weightlifter best known for winning the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He has also won gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games, 2019 World Championships, and 2019 and 2020 Asian Championships.
Apart from being an Asian Games and a National Games champion, Chinese weightlifter Li Dayin has also earned a World Championship silver and bronze. He also holds three 81kg junior world records. In the 2019 IWF World Cup, he set a new world record with 375kg.
Liao Hui is a Chinese former weightlifter best known for winning the gold medal in the 69 kg category at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. A three-time world champion, Liao Hui broke a couple of world records in the 69 kg category at the 2010 World Championships. However, he was disqualified after testing positive for a banned substance.
Olympic gold medal-winning Chinese weightlifter Long Qingquan created history during the Rio Olympics, when he broke Halil Mutlu's Sydney 2000 world record of 305kg by lifting 307kg. He is also a former world champion and has had two silver wins and a bronze win at the World Championships, too.
Apart from being an Olympic gold medalist, Chinese weightlifter Chen Lijun is also a 4-time world champion, a 3-time national champion, and a 2-time Asian champion. He was forced to pull out of Rio Olympics due to a leg injury. He also has an Asian Games silver in his kitty.
Kazakh weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo, who won an Olympic bronze in Tokyo, was previously disqualified for failing a doping test and had her gold medal and her world record earned at the 2012 London games revoked. She is also a 3-time world champion. Both Kazakhstan and China claim she is their citizen.
Chinese weightlifter Deng Wei is a 5-time world champion and an Olympic gold medalist. Specializing in clean and jerk and snatch, she has also won an Asian Games silver and an Asian Championship gold. The Chinese selectors stunned everyone by leaving her out of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics team due to injuries.
Zhou Lulu is one of China’s most well-known weightlifters and competes in the heaviest women’s weightlifting category, the +75kg. By lifting 333kg, she set a world record and won the gold at the 2012 London Olympics. She has also earned World Championship and Asian Games gold medals.