Top 10 Best Female Weightlifters In The World
September 17, 2021 By Sourav
Weightlifting is an athletic discipline where athletes try to lift the maximum weight possible. While most other sports test the stamina and strength of a player, weightlifting tests the limits of the explosive power of the human body. And Here we count down the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world. Let's check out these unique, strong, and courageous ladies.
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While this is one of the most demanding and challenging sports in sports history, 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. So now, let's know about these greatest women weightlifters.
10. Tang Gonghong
At number 10 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Tang Gonghong. Hailing from China, she now competes in the 75 kg category.
She is one of China’s most successful weightlifters of all time, winning an Olympic gold medal, two World Championships, and one Asian Games.
9. Maiya Maneza
At number 9 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Maiya Maneza from Kazakhstan. She now competes in the 63 kg category. Like her fellow competitor Svetlana, she was also the subject of a tussle between China and Kazakh following her Olympic win when China objected that she was 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
At number 8 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Svetlana Podobedova. Hailing from Kazakhstan, she now competes in the 75 kg category.
At 31, she is one of the biggest names in weightlifting 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.
7. Zulfiya Chinshanlo
At number 7 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Zulfiya Chinshanlo from Kazakhstan. She now competes in both the 53 kg and 58 kg categories. In contrast, she might be infamous because her name was mentioned in the tussle between the Chinese and Kazakhstan governments as to which country she belonged to.
She is a competent weightlifter who has won an Olympic gold medal, three World Championships, and was runner up at two Asian Games and also the Youth Olympic Games.
6. Cao Li
At number 6, we have Cao Li from China competing in the 69 kg and 75 kg categories. One of the Chinese greats when it comes to weightlifting, Cao has won an Olympic gold medal, an Asian Games, two World Championships, and two East Asian Games.
She is an excellent and talented person as well as a marvelous sportswoman. Besides her fame as one of the greatest weightlifters, she also made her name as one of the most successful Olympic Athletes of all time.
5. Nurcan Taylan
At number 5 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Nurcan Taylan. Originally from Turkey, she competes in 48 kg and 53 kg categories. Born in a low-income family, Nurcan went onto script history when she became the first female athlete of Turkey to win an Olympic gold medal.
She also has a World Championship, 6 European Championships, and 2 Mediterranean games and holds 6 European and one World Record (and has tied two others).
4. Jang Mi-ran
At number 4 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Jang Mi-ran. Hailing from South Korea, she now competes in the 75 kg category. She is one of the best weightlifters to have emerged from Korea.
She won 2 Olympic medals (1 gold and one silver), 4 World Weightlifting Championships and won one Asian Games while being runner-up in two others. In 2010, she made a grand slam of winning the Asian Games, World Championship, and the Olympic gold.
3. Wang Mingjuan
One of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, Wang Mingjuan, already marked her place among the top three of all time. Originally from China, she now competes in the 48 kg category.
She is one of the best female weightlifters in her category, having won an Olympic gold medal, 2 Asian Games, and 4 World Weightlifting Championships in the 48 kg group.
2. Liu Chunhong
At number 2 in the list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world, we have Liu Chunhong. Hailing from China, Chunhong now competes in 69 kg and 75 kg categories.
She has won two Olympic gold, world championships, and Asian Games, respectively. Besides, she has set world records many times during the course of her career.
1. Chen Yanqing
One of the best female athletes, Chen Yanqing, delifanetlye deserves this place as the best female weightlifter globally. Originally from China, she now competes in the 58 kg category. She was the first woman to defend her Olympic title along with Liu Chunhong in 2008.
Yanqing 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.
With their immense strength and mental fortitude, these women have shown weightlifting is not only the men’s domain but have immensely contributed to this incredible sport. And now, send us your opinion about this list of the top 10 best female weightlifters in the world.
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