Chen Xiexia

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Chen Xiexia
Personal information
Born (1983-01-08) January 8, 1983 (age 34)
Height 1.52 m (5 ft 0 in)
Weight 49 kg (108 lb)
Country  China
Sport Weightlifting

Chen Xiexia (simplified Chinese: 陈燮霞; traditional Chinese: 陳燮霞; pinyin: Chén Xièxiá; Jyutping: Chan4 Sit3 Ha4; born January 8, 1983 in Panyu, Guangzhou, Guangdong) is a Chinese weightlifter.


She won three golds at the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships.[1] and the first gold medal for China in the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 48 kg class, setting an Olympic Record by lifting a total of 212 kg.[2]

She also won 3 golds at the 2007 Asian Championships, with a world record of 120 kg in clean and jerk.[3] At the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Gymnasium on Day 1 of the Olympic Games, 152 cm Xiexia, 25, yelled "jia you!" (come on!), and succeeded on all six attempts (snatch: 95 kg; clean and jerk: 117 kg).[4][5][6]

On 12 January 2017 it was announced that because of a doping violation she had been disqualified from the 2008 Olympic Games.[7]