On the afternoon of May 13, Beijing time, the 2023 Asian Weightlifting Championships continued in Jinju, South Korea. In the much-watched women's over-87kg competition, Tokyo Olympic champion Li Wenwen continued to dominate the class, winning three gold medals with a snatch of 140kg, a jerk of 175kg and a total of 315kg. With Li Wenwen winning the women's 87kg and above category, the journey of the Chinese weightlifting team in this Asian Championships came to a successful end. In the gold medal list, the Chinese team topped the list with 27 golds, 14 silvers and 3 bronzes!
In this Asian Weightlifting Championships, the Chinese team sent a total of 18 people to participate in 10 divisions. With the exception of men's 96kg and women's over 87kg, two competitors competed in all eight divisions. Judging from the lineup of the Chinese team, it is almost all Olympic champions and world champions. Not surprisingly, the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games in September, the Chinese weightlifting team will be selected in this Asian Championships. The five levels in which the Chinese women's team competed in this competition were all Paris Olympic events.
In the first women's 49kg competition, China's double insurance team Jiang Huihua and Hou Zhihui performed well, the former winning three gold medals in the snatch, jerk and overall finish, while the latter stood on the podium in all three events. In the women's 59kg competition, Luo Shifang won the gold medal in the snatch with a score of 105kg. In the jerk, she also ranked first with a score of 133 kg, and eventually won the championship with a total of 238 kg. In the women's 71kg event, China's Liao Guifang broke the world records in the snatch and overall and won the championship.
In the women's 81kg final, Liang Xiaomei, who represented the Chinese team, also showed the world audience the "power of China", winning three gold medals in the snatch, jerk and overall with an absolute advantage. In the men's team, Li Fabin won three gold medals in the men's 61kg event in the snatch, jerk and overall results. In the men's 67kg competition, He Yueji won the gold medal in the snatch and overall results. In contrast, the men's 73kg category is the least satisfactory event for the Chinese team, with only Wei Yinting winning a gold medal in the snatch competition. In the men's major 89kg and 96kg competitions, three Chinese athletes, Li Dayin, Tian Tao and Liu Huanhua, all won gold medals.
The women's over 87kg category was the last event of the Chinese team at the Asian Championships, and Tokyo Olympic champion Li Wenwen made the finale. As the world record holder in this event, Li Wenwen is the favorite to win this competition. In the women's weightlifting competition above 87 kg at the Tokyo Olympics, Li Wenwen won the championship in the snatch and jerk once successfully, and her status in this class is unshakable. In the snatch competition, Li Wenwen successfully lifted 140 kilograms and won the championship. In the jerk competition, Li Wenwen won the championship with 175 kg and won the overall championship with 315 kg!