When the word ‘weight lifting’ is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is probably gym and heavy dumbbells. It might never occur to us that weightlifting is an athletic sport that measures a player’s strength and stamina. This post will cover some of the world’s famous and richest female weightlifter.
The first to top our list of the richest amongst female weightlifter is Chen Yanqing. Chen Yanqing was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu, on April 5, 1979. She is one of the Richest Weightlifter with a net worth of over 4 Million USD. She is the first woman to win gold medals in weightlifting in two consecutive Olympics. She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics. Chen Yanqing has displayed immense strength and fortitude
The second most successful female weightlifter is no other person than Wang Mingjuan. Wang Mingjuan was born on October 11, 1985, in Yongzhou. She is one of the most famous and successful female weightlifters, not just in the Republic of China but worldwide. She was not able to participate in the 2004 and 2008 games due to injuries. After missing these games, she participated in the London Games’ weightlifting event and dominated the women’s 48-kilogram category Saturday to win gold for China.
Nurcan Taylan is another household name to recognize in female weightlifting. It may seem that the Chinese are dominating the world of female weightlifting. But Nurcan Taylan, a Turkish born. on October 29, 1983, in Ankara, Turkey. She has successfully held six European and one world record before the International Weightlifting Federation banned her after she tested positive anabolic steroid Methandienone for two years starting on October 26, 2011.
Jang Mi-ran was described by the Korea Times as a true weightlifter. She was born in South Korea on October 9, 1983, and is currently based in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the silver medal in the +75 kg category, with 302.5 kg.
On September 26, 2007, Jang won her third straight world championship overall title in the women’s +75 kg category by lifting 319 kg of overalls (138 kg in the snatch, 181 kg of overalls in the clean and jerk). At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the +75 kg category. She broke the world records in the snatch with 140 kg, in the clean and jerk with 186 kg, and combined 326 kilograms. In 2010 she won the gold medal in the +75 kg division at the Guangzhou Asian Games.
In February 2012, Jang announced the launch of her new foundation, Jang Miran Foundation, and stated that the mission of the Jang Miran Foundation is “to help young athletes in minor sports.” After the formation of her foundation, she retired in January 2013.
Maiya Maneza was born on November 1, 1985, in Kazakh. She started her weightlifting journey by winning the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 63 kg category by lifting a combined weight of 245 kg and set a new Olympic record in the process. She was later stripped of her Olympic medal after a failed drug test.
Svetlana Podobedova also tops our list as one of the world-famous female weightlifter. She Hails from Kazakhstan; she now competes in the 75 kg category. At 31, she is one of the biggest names in the weightlifting world right now and has already won an Olympic gold medal, two World Championships, two European Championships, and an Asian Games. She is also billed to perform well in Rio 2016 Olympics.
Zulfiya Chinshanlo is another big name in weightlifting. She hails from Kazakhstan and competes in both the 53 kg and 58 kg category. She currently has an Olympic gold medal, three World Championships and was runner up at two Asian Games and the Youth Olympic Games.
Cao Li is not just known as a successful weightlifter but also one of the greatest Olympic Athletes of all time. She competed in the 69 kg and 75 kg category and won an Olympic gold medal, an Asian Games, two World Championships, and two East Asian Games.