Mr. Ma Wenguang had been a weightlifter for 16 years and was national weightlifting team member for 15 years. He won 178 gold medals in international, Asian and national events, and broke Asian record 18 times and national record 56 times. He had been working as weightlifting coach for 8 years and brought up many champions for China.
After he retired from weightlifting, Mr. Ma was appointed the Deputy Director of the Shandong Provincial Sports Commission. Because of his outstanding achievement in his position, Mr. Ma was appointed by the Ministry of Sports of China to be the Director of the Weightlifting, Wrestling and Judo Administrative Center of China in 2001. In the same year, he was elected the President of the Chinese Weightlifting Association.
Mr. Ma at present holds the following positions:
- General Secretary, International Weightlifting Federation
- President, Chinese Weightlifting Association
- Honorary President, Asian Weightlifting Federation
- Honorary President, Arab Union of Weightlifting