Famous Weightlifters from China

List of notable or famous weightlifters from China, with bios and photos, including the top weightlifters born in China and even some popular weightlifters who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese weightlifters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These weightlifters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known weightlifter from China is included when available.

People include everything from Lu Haojie to Mingjuan Wang.

This historic weightlifters from China list can help answer the questions "Who are some Chinese weightlifters of note?" and "Who are the most famous weightlifters from China?" These prominent weightlifters of China may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Chinese weightlifters.

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  • Jie Zhang

    Zhang Jie is a male Chinese weightlifter.
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Fujian, China
  • Zhou Jun

    Zhou Jun is a Chinese weightlifter who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the Women's 53 kg. She failed all her three attempts and was not placed. She won the bronze medal in the women's 58 kg class at the 2012 Asian Weightlifting Championships.
    • Age: 28
    • Birthplace: Hubei, China
  • Li Xueying

    Li Xueying is a Chinese weightlifter. She won gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics by lifting 108 kg and 138 kg on snatch and clean & jerk, respectively, with a total weight lifted of 246 kg, setting a new Olympic record in both snatch and total weight lifted.
    • Age: 33
    • Birthplace: Henan, China
  • Lu Haojie

    Lu Haojie is a Chinese weightlifter. He competed for China at the 2012 Summer Olympics. At the 2012 Chinese National Games, Lu Haojie posted 175 kg in the snatch, and went on win the National Games, placing ahead of Lu Xiaojun. He won the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the men's 77 kg category with a total of 360 kg. He injured his left elbow during his second snatch attempt of 175 kg, but went on to lift 190 kg in the clean and jerk to secure a silver medal.
    • Age: 32
    • Birthplace: Jiangsu, China
  • Lü Xiaojun

    Lü Xiaojun (Chinese: 吕小军; pinyin: Lǚ Xiǎojūn; born 27 July 1984) is a Chinese weightlifter. He is an Olympic champion and four time world champion competing in the 77 kg category until 2018 and 81 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories..
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Hubei, China
  • Lu Yong

    Lu Yong (simplified Chinese: 陆永; traditional Chinese: 陸永; pinyin: Lù Yǒng, born January 1, 1986 in Liuzhou, Guangxi) is a male Chinese weightlifter and Olympic Gold medalist. He is 172 cm tall. In the 85 kg category, Lu won the silver medal in the World Championships in 2005 but placed sixth in the World Championships in 2007 due to a sprain injury during the competition.He qualified for the 85 kg division finals, and subsequently won Gold at the event in the 2008 Summer Olympics. Lu Yong had a 180kg Snatch and 214kg Clean and Jerk for an overall total of 394kg. Andrei Rybakou (BLR) also finished with an overall 394kg but since Lu Yong weighed in at 84.41kg and Andrei 84.69, Lu Yong took ...more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Liuzhou, China