The glory of Taichung is showing up! Weightlifter Xie Yunting marches into Tokyo Olympics!

Xie Yunting, a key athlete in Taichung’s weightlifting training, performed well in domestic and international competitions. Recently, he ranked fourth in accumulated points in Asia and successfully qualified for the Tokyo Olympics.

Xie Yunting successfully qualified for the Tokyo Olympics

Xie Yunting said that the best result of his career is 175kg in snatch, 220kg in clean and jerk, 395kg in total, and finally ranked fourth in accumulated points in Asia. He is delighted and excited to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

2020 American Weightlifting Points Tournament

Xie Yunting is a native of Taichung. He is currently in the fourth grade at National Taiwan Normal University. Since middle school, he has been exposed to weightlifting, joined the school team to represent the school in competitions, and has repeatedly achieved great results. He won the gold medal in the National Secondary School Championships in 106 and broke the conference record; in 108, he represented Taichung City in the National Games and won over 109 kilograms. In this year’s National Youth Cup Weightlifting Championship, he also won the gold medal in the men’s weight category over 109 kilograms. He is currently in performance improvement and is also a key training talent in Taichung’s weightlifting industry.

The Tokyo Olympics is expected to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021

Xie Yunting has also performed very well in international competitions. In 2020, he won third place in the over 109 kg class at the U.S. Open; in the 2019 Fuzhou Weightlifting World Cup, he won third place in the over 109 kg class; and the 2019 World Youth Weightlifting Championship was over 109. Also won 5th place in the kilogram class.

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As the global COVID-19 epidemic continues to heat up, the President of the International Olympic Games Thomas Bach and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan issued a joint statement after a meeting on March 24, 2020, deciding to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021. On March 30, the International Olympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Olympic Preparatory Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the Japanese government jointly announced that the Tokyo Olympics would be held from July 23 to August 8, 2021. Let us look forward to what other dazzling performances Xie Yunting will have in the Olympics?

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