Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions

Weightlifting is an athletic discipline where athletes try to lift maximum weight possible. While most other sports test the stamina and strength of a player, weightlifting tests the limits of explosive power of human body. While this is one of the most demanding and tough sports in the history of sports, it is also very popular among the common folks. There was a time it used to be a male dominated sport but now it is taken up even by women. Here we countdown the Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions. Let’s check out these amazing, strong and courageous ladies .

Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions

10. Tang Gonghong

Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions
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At number 10 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Tang Gonghong from China competing in 75kg category. She is one of China’s most successful weightlifter of all time winning an Olympic gold, two World Championships and one Asian Games.

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9. Maiya Maneza

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At number 9 in is Maiya Maneza from Kazakhstan competing in 63 kg category. Like her fellow competitor Svetlana she was also the subject of tussle between China and Kazakh following her Olympic win when China objected that she is a Chinese citizen. Apart from that controversy she has had a stellar career winning one Olympic gold, one Asian Games and two World Weight Lifting Championships.

8. Svetlana Podobedova

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At number 8 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Svetlana Podobedova from Kazakhstan competing in 75kg category. At 29, she is one of the biggest names in weightlifting right now and has already won an Olympic gold, two World Championships, two European Championship and an Asian Games. She is also billed to perform well in Rio 2016 Olympics.

7. Zulfiya Chinshanlo

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At number 7 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Zulfiya Chinshanlo from Kazakhstan competing in 53kg and 58kg category. While she might be infamous because her name was dragged in the tussle between Chinese and Kazakhstan government as to which country she belonged, she is a competent weightlifter who has won an Olympic gold, three world Champions and was runner up at two Asian games and also the Youth Olympic Games.

6. Cao Li

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At number 6 is Cao Li from China competing in 69kg and 75kg category. One of the Chinese greats when it comes to weightlifting, Cao has won an Olympic gold, an Asian Games, two World Championships and two East Asian Games. She is an amazing and talented person as well as marvelous sportswoman. This gives her number 6th position in this list .

5. Nurcan Taylan

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At number 5 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Nurcan Taylan from Turkey competing in 48kg and 53kg category. Born in a poor family, Nurcan went onto script history when she became the first female athlete of Turkey to win an Olympic gold. She has won an Olympic gold, a World Championship, 6 European Championship and 2 Mediterranean games and holds 6 European and one World Record (and has tied two others).

4. Jang Mi-ran

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At number 4 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Jang Mi-ran from South Korea competing in 75kg category. She is one of the best weightlifters to have emerged from Korea who has won 2 Olympic medals (1 gold and 1 silver), 4 World Championships and won one Asian Games while being runner-up in two others. In 2010, she made a grand slam of winning Asian Games, World Championship and the Olympic gold.

3. Wang Mingjuan

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At number 3 is Wang Mingjuan from China competing in 48kg category. She is one of the best female weightlifters in her category having won an Olympic gold, 2 Asian Games and 4 World Weightlifting Championships in 48kg group.

2. Liu Chunhong

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At number 2 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Liu Chunhong from China competing in 69kg and 75kg categories. She has won two Olympic gold, world championships and Asian Games respectively and has set world records many times during the course of her career.

1. Chen Yanqing

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At number 1 in Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions is Chen Yanqing from China competing in 58kg category. She was the first woman to defend her Olympic title along with Liu Chunhong in 2008.She has won two Olympic gold, 2 Asian Games and a World Championship. She also set the world record for her weight class in snatch and lift in 2006. When it comes to weightlifting, there is no one better than Chen.

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These women with their immense strength and mental fortitude have shown weightlifting is not only the men’s domain and have immensely contributed to this awesome sport.

Top 10 Female Weightlifting Champions

1. Chen Yanqing
2. Liu Chunhong
3. Wang Mingjuan
4. Jang Mi-ran
5. Nurcan Taylan
6. Cao Li
7. Zulfiya Chinshanlo
8. Svetlana Podobedova
9. Maiya Maneza
10. Tang Gonghong

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