The Chinese National Weightlifting Championships was organized to meet the desire of weightlifting competition for Chinese lifters after a long period! The National Championships for Chinese males lifters is held between October 16 and 19 in Shaoyang, Hunan Province, where the 2021 Asian Weightlifting Championships will be hosted next year, and for female lifters from October 22 to 25 in Kaihua, Zhejiang Province, the hometown of Mr. ZHAN Xugang, weightlifting Champion in both 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games, and in which province the 2022 Asian Games will be hosted. The two Championships have attracted 498 athlete entries in total, with 282 male lifters and 216 female lifters. CCTV (China Central Television) will broadcast live all categories of both events and CHINADA will implement the doping tests for both events.
In order to ensure the health of all participants, athletes in particular, Chinese Weightlifting Association and the local governments have formulated a strict epidemic prevention and control plan, and all participants shall abided by related plan and rules. Spectators will be admitted to attend both Championships, operating at 75 per cent spectator capacity.
Both events are also considered as simulation competitions of Tokyo Olympic Games for Chinese National Team, with athletes including Olympic Champions Ms. DENG Wei, Mr. LYU Xiaojun and Mr. SHI Zhiyong, as well as World Champions Ms. HOU Zhihui, Ms. LI Yajun, Ms. ZHANG Wangli, Ms. WANG Zhouyu, Ms. AO Hui, Ms. LI Wenwen, Mr. LI Fabin, Mr. CHEN Lijun, HUANG Minhao and Mr. YANG Zhe.