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Tzu-Hui Lin

Powerlifting
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As competition continues to grow, winning titles in powerlifting has become harder even for multiple Paralympic and world champions such as Lin Tzu-Hui.

Lin sealed bronze in the women’s up to 79kg at the last four major international events she took part in. Chinese Taipei’s most decorated Paralympian ended third at the Asian Para Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Asia-Oceania Open Championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, in 2018.

One year before, she also climbed onto the third step of the podium at the World Championships in Mexico City, same as at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

But Lin does not think she is in the downward curve of his career and believes she can return to her glory days.

In 2014, she won her third consecutive world title with a 129kg world record lift.

She also enjoyed success at the Paralympics, winning four medals over five Games. She took gold at Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, before going on to claim bronze at the following two.

Her performance at London 2012 was memorable as she managed to take bronze despite suffering a shoulder injury during the competition.

Lin also holds European Open Championships and Asian Para Games gold medals.

She took up powerlifting in 1998. "It started as a hobby and soon became something much more."

The impairment to her legs is the result of polio she contracted at age nine months.

Biography

Impairment information

Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Changhua, TPE
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin
Higher education
Sport and Recreation Studies - Chienkuo Technology University: Changhua, TPE

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began powerlifting in 1998 in Chinese Taipei.
Why this sport?
She thought the sport was a good way of losing weight and as a way to relax from the stress of school and studies. "It started as a hobby and soon became something much more. I started in April 1998 and became a national team member in June."
Name of coach
Chen Ying-Te, TPE

International debut

Year
1998
Competing for
Chinese Taipei
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Dubai, UAE

General interest

Nicknames
Baow, Chubby Ball, Globeamaranth (Facebook profile, 24 May 2019; Facebook page, 24 May 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Chen Ying-Te. (roc-taiwan.org, 28 Nov 2015)
Injuries
She suffered a shoulder injury after the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She resumed training in September 2017. (udn.com, 11 Oct 2018)

She suffered from a shoulder injury while competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. (taiwantoday.tw, 24 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Don't think too much about what you have lost, focus on showing the world your true value." (cedaw047.com.tw, 19 May 2018)
Awards and honours
She was flag bearer for Chinese Taipei at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Asian Para Games in Indonesia. (tw.news.yahoo.com, 06 Oct 2018)

She was flag bearer for Chinese Taipei at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (myinfo.rio2016.com, 06 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (storm.mg, 21 Oct 2016)
Impairment
The impairment to her legs is a result of the effects of polio. She contracted the illness at age nine months. (anntw.com, 21 Aug 2012)
Other information
FURTHER STUDY
After graduating with a bachelor degree from Chienkuo Technology University in Chinese Taipei in 2016, she continued post-graduate studies at the same university with the ambition of becoming a professional coach in the future. "It is an easy decision to stay at my alma mater for my post-graduate studies. The university and professors are quite good and most importantly, they treat individuals with impairments well." (news.ltn.com.tw, 23 Jun 2016; epaper.ctu.edu.tw, 12 Sep 2016)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games (Sydney, Australia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 4
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Kuala Lumpur 2002 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 4
Athens 2004 Paralympic Games (Athens, Greece)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 1
IPC Powerlifting World Championships Busan 2006 (Busan, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -82.5 kg Final Round 1
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 1
2010 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 75.00kg Final 2010-07-29 9999
London 2012 Paralympic Games (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -75 kg Final Round 2012-09-03 3
2014 IPC Powerlifting World Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's Up to 79.00 kg MD Final 2014-04-09 1
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women's -79 kg Final Round 2016-09-12 3
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 3