Liu Chunhong

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Chunhong
Personal information
Born 1985-01-29
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)

Liu Chunhong (simplified Chinese: 刘春红; traditional Chinese: 劉春紅; pinyin: Liú Chūnhóng; born January 29, 1985 in Yantai, Shandong) is a Chinese weightlifter.

At the 2003 World Weightlifting Championships she won in the 69 kg category with a total of ten new world records and junior world records.[1]

She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won the gold medal in the 69 kg class.

At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships she won the snatch competition in the 69 kg category with 121 kg, and won the silver medal lifting in total 271 kg.[2]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics she won the gold medal in the 69 kg class, while setting new records in the snatch and clean and jerk with a lift of 128 kg and 158 kg respectively for a world record total of 286 kg. Her world record total of 286 kg set in Beijing would have been enough win and set the Olympic record set in Beijing, as well as tie the world record held by Svetlana Podobedova in the 75 kg category (heavyweight). She became the first ever woman to defend her Olympic title in weightlifting.[3]

Personal bests (@ 69 kg)[edit]

Snatch: 130 kg (training claim)

Clean and Jerk: 160 kg (Training claim)

Total: 286 kg [4]


Jerk (off rack): 175 kg (Training claim)

Front Squat: 200.0 kg

Back Squat: 230.0 kg (Raw women's 69 kg all time world record)


  1. ^ "Weltrekordfestival von Liu Chunhong". ARD Sport (in German). 2003-11-20. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  2. ^ "LIU Chunhong". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  3. ^ "Liu Chunhong breaks women's weightlifting world record". xinhuanet. 
  4. ^ 2008 Olympic Games - Weightlifting Womens 69 Kg

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