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Hsu Shu-ching (Chinese: 許淑淨; pinyin: Xǔ Shú Jìng; born 9 May 1991) is a Taiwanese weightlifter. She won a gold medal in the Women's 53 kg at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[1] She also won a gold medal in the same event at the 2012 London Olympics, after the original gold medalist, Zulfiya Chinshanlo failed a doping retest.[2] At the 2014 Asian Games, she set a world record in the same event, with a lift of 233 kg.[3] Hsu announced her decision to retire from competition in June 2018, citing injuries sustained in the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships.[4]

Hsu Shu-ching
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Personal information
Born (1991-05-09) 9 May 1991 (age 27)
Lunbei, Yunlin, Taiwan
Height159 cm (5 ft 3 in)
Weight52.5 kg (116 lb)
Sport
CountryRepublic of China (Taiwan)
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)53 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 101 kg (2014)
  • Clean and jerk: 132 kg (2014)
  • Total: 233 kg (2014, AGR, WR)

Early lifeEdit

Hsu, of Hakka descent, was born in Lunbei, Yunlin, Taiwan.[5][6] She attends Kaohsiung Medical University.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taiwan's Shu-Ching Hsu wins her first Olympic gold in weightlifting". Los Angeles Times. Associated Press. 27 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Shu-Ching Hsu". www.london2012.com. Archived from the original on 2013-05-02. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Taiwan's Hsu Shu-ching claims gold". Taipei Times. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
  4. ^ Shan, Shelley (4 June 2018). "Weightlifter Hsu Shu-ching retiring from competition". Taipei Times. Retrieved 4 June 2018.
  5. ^ "每天舉15噸 考試也第一".
  6. ^ "Hsu lifts Taiwan's first Rio gold medal". Taipei Times. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  7. ^ Huang, Sunrise; Chen, Chao-fu; Wu, Lilian (23 September 2014). "Lin Tzu-chi comes a long way to taste gold". Central News Agency. Retrieved 23 September 2014.