Best Women Weightlifters in the World (Part I)

These women have strength, courage, and a unique ability. 

Weightlifting is an athletic discipline in which athletes attempt to lift the most weight possible. While most other sports test the strength and stamina of a player, weightlifting tests the limits of the incredible power of the human mind and body. 

There was a period when it used to be a male-dominated sport. Now, it is performed even by females. This article talks about the top female weightlifters in the world. Let’s speak on these brave, amazing, courageous, and strong women.

Tang Gonghong

On the list of top female weightlifters in the world, there is Tang Gonghong. Coming from China, she now participates in the 75 kg category. She is one of China’s most thriving weightlifters of all-time winning one Asian Games, Olympic gold medal, and two World Championships.

Maiya Maneza

On the list of top female weightlifters in the world, there is Maiya Maneza from Kazakhstan. She now competes in the 63 kg category. Similar to her fellow competitor Svetlana Podobedova, she was likewise the subject of a fight between Kazakh and China following her Olympic win when China objected that she is a Chinese citizen. Besides from that controversy, she has had a stellar and incredible career winning one Asian Games, one Olympic gold, and two World Weightlifting Championships.

Svetlana Podobedova

Also, on the list of the top female weightlifters in the industry, there has to be a place made for Svetlana Podobedova. She comes from Kazakhstan and she today contends in the 75 kg category. At the age of 31, she is one of the most well-known names in weightlifting right now and has already earned an Asian Games, Olympic gold medal, two World Championships, and two European Championships. Sadly, she tested positive for a banned substance in a 2012 sample testing that was retested in 2016. She was eventually stripped of her 2012 Olympic gold medal.