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female powerlifter Xu Lili screams on the bench

Xu Lili is one of the newest Chinese powerlifters to burst onto the international scene.

In 2018 she proved to be the strongest in Asia twice as she powered through to the top of the podium in the women’s over 79kg at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan.

In 2017, she won her first World Championships title at Mexico City 2017. One year before, she had sealed silver at her maiden Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She also won the Asian Championships title in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 2015.

Xu took up the sport in 2009. She was working in a factory when she was noticed by a coach looking for powerlifters with potential.

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One son
Residence
Chifeng, CHN
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Public Administration - Inner Mongolia Radio & TV University: China

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2009 in Tianjin, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was working in a factory when she was noticed by a coach looking for powerlifters with potential.
Club / Team
Inner Mongolia: China

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Kuala Lumpur, MAS

General interest

Hobbies
Reading. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Li Weipu. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
Chinese volleyball player and coach Lang Ping. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019)
Impairment
The impairment to her legs is a result of the effects of polio. (Athlete, 12 Jul 2019; cfrtv.cn, 02 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -79 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 2
Mexico City 2017 World Para Powerlifting Championships (Mexico City, Mexico)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00kg Final 2017-12-07 1
Women's Up to 79.00kg Record Attempts 2017-12-07 1