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Li Wenwen
Personal information
Nationality Chinese
Born 5 March 2000 (2000-03-05) (age 21)
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 150 kg
Sport
Country China
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) +87 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 148 kg (2021, CWR)
  • Clean & Jerk: 187 kg (2021, CWR)
  • Total: 335 kg (2021, CWR)

Li Wenwen (Chinese: 李雯雯, Pinyin: Lǐ Wén-Wén; born 5 March 2000) is a Chinese weightlifter, Olympic Champion, World Champion, and Asian champion competing in the women's +87 kg division.

Career

In 2019 she competed at the IWF World Cup in Fuzhou, winning silver medals and setting junior world records in the snatch, clean & jerk and total in the +87 kg category. Later in 2019 she competed at the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships in the +87 kg category. In the snatch portion she set a world record with a lift of 147 kg, and won gold medals in all lifts.

She competed at the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships in the +87 kg division against teammate Meng Suping. She had a perfect 6 for 6 day and won gold medals in all lifts which included a world record clean & jerk of 186 kg which also set the total world record.

Li improved on her own world records at the 2020 Asian Weightlifting Championships in 2021. She increased her snatch record from 147 to 148, her clean & jerk record from 186 to 187, and her total record from 332 to 335.

She represented China at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. She competed in the women's +87 kg event, winning the gold medal with a new Olympic record of 320 kg.

Major results

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2021 Japan Tokyo, Japan +87 kg 130 135 140 OR 1 162 173 180 OR 1 320 OR 1
World Championships
2019 Thailand Pattaya, Thailand +87 kg 136 142 146 1 175 182 186 WR 1 332 WR 1
Asian Championships
2019 People's Republic of China Ningbo, China +87 kg 137 142 147 WR 1 175 180 185 1 322 1
2020 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan +87 kg 135 143 148 CWR 1 175 187 CWR 1 335 CWR 1
IWF World Cup
2019 People's Republic of China Fuzhou, China +87 kg 135 142 146 2 175 175 182 2 324 2
2019 People's Republic of China Tianjin, China +87 kg 130 138 142 1 165 173 177 1 315 1
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