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Six Olympic champions lead China's roster for weightlifting worlds



BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — China’s 20-member weightlifting nationwide staff, together with six Olympic champions, set out Saturday for the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships within the Colombian capital Bogota.

Tokyo Olympic champions Hou Zhihui (49kg), Wang Zhouyu (87kg) and Li Wenwen (+87kg) will spearhead the Chinese feminine lifters whereas Li Fabin (61kg), Chen Lijun (67kg) and Shi Zhiyong (73kg) will lead the lads’s staff. They will compete along with younger teammates who’re about to make debuts on the worlds.

Weightlifting occasions are lower from 14 at Tokyo 2020 to 10 at Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with weight courses additionally present process important adjustments. In Paris, the lads’s competitions will function 61kg, 73kg, 89kg, 102kg and +102kg. The ladies’s occasions comprise 49kg, 59kg, 71kg, 81kg and +81kg in Paris. Men’s 67kg and 81kg and ladies’s 55kg and 87kg, the place Chinese athletes gained golds in Tokyo, are not included within the Paris sports activities applications.

“This is the first world championships in the Paris Olympic cycle and the most important one in 2022. Therefore, we have made thorough preparation for it,” stated coach of the ladies’s staff Wang Guoxin.

He additionally admitted that the change of weight courses caused challenges in coaching and preparation for the worlds. For instance, Tokyo ladies’s 87kg gold medalist Wang Zhouyu determined to drop some pounds to compete within the 81kg class within the new Olympic cycle.

“The athletes were absent from international competitions and they need a stretch of time to adapt to the new categories in weight control and choice of first attempt,” he famous.

“Our goal at the world championships is to let athletes gradually find their rhythm of competing in major events,” Wang continued, including that he would not put an excessive amount of strain on the younger lifters however inspired them to be taught by means of competitions.

Wang was echoed by his males’s staff counterpart Yu Jie, who stated that “The world championships is a great incentive for athletes. They are fully motivated and trained very hard, especially the young athletes.”

Yu confessed that China was not that aggressive in 102kg and +102kg classes and needed to “work extremely hard” on the opposite three.

Scheduled from December 5-16, the world championships is the primary weightlifting qualifying match for the Paris 2024.

Following is China’s roster for the 2022 IWF World Championships:

Women’s staff

49kg: Hou Zhihui, Jiang Huihua

59kg: Luo Shifang, Luo Xiaomin

64kg: Pei Xinyi

71kg: Liao Guifang, Zeng Tiantian

81kg: Wang Zhouyu, Liang Xiaomei

+81kg: Li Wenwen

Men’s staff

61kg: Li Fabin, He Yueji

67kg: Chen Lijun, Ding Hongjie

73kg: Yuan Chengfei, Wei Yinting

81kg: Shi Zhiyong, Li Dayin

89kg: Tian Tao, Liu Huanhua