Liu Chunhong

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Liu Chunhong
Personal information
Born (1983-01-29) January 29, 1983 (age 36)
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)

Liu Chunhong (simplified Chinese: 刘春红; traditional Chinese: 劉春紅; pinyin: Liú Chūnhóng; born January 29, 1983 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][2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

On 12 January 2017 it was announced that because of a doping violation she had been disqualified from the 2008 Olympic Games.[5]

Personal bests (69 kg)[edit]



  1. ^ "Weltrekordfestival von Liu Chunhong". ARD Sport (in German). 2003-11-20. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
  2. ^ "Chinese Liu Chunhong breaks 3 world records --". Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  3. ^ "LIU Chunhong". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  4. ^ "Liu Chunhong breaks women's weightlifting world,record". xinhuanet.
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions eight athletes for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008 and London 2012". IOC. Retrieved 12 January 2017.

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