Meng Suping

Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
Mandarin
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began weightlifting in 2003 in Ma'anshan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She was selected and encouraged to take up the sport by Liu Xiaoxia, a coach at the local sports school.
Club / Team
Anhui Province: China
Name of coach
Zhang Guozheng [national], CHN
International Debut
Year
2009
Competing for
China
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Goyang, KOR
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading, watching films and animations, singing, yoga. (cwa.org.cn, 06 Dec 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Xu Yan. (sport.gov.cn, 17 Jun 2013)
Injuries
In July 2019 she injured her waist area during her warm up before the Olympic test event in Tokyo, Japan. (sports.sina.com.cn, 21 Aug 2019)

In 2007 she dropped a barbell on her left foot. It took her one month to recover from the injury. (sina.com.cn, 30 Oct 2007)
Awards and honours
In 2018 she received the Sports Medal of Ma'anshan, People's Republic of China. (cwa.org.cn, 06 Dec 2018)

In 2013 and 2017 she was presented with the Sports Medal of Honour by the General Administration of Sport of China. (sport.gov.cn, 04 Jan 2017; anhui.cc, 06 Jan 2013)

In 2010 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (jsdj.sport.gov.cn, 13 Sep 2010)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.sina.com.cn, 21 Aug 2019)
Other information
LATE REPLACEMENT
She was called up as a late replacement for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as Hou Zhihui had not recovered from a knee injury. Despite this, she won a gold medal in the +75kg category. (ONS, 15 Aug 2016)

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