Meanwhile in China …
Here is a profile about Deng Mengrong (2014 World Champion 58kg).
Translation: Thanks to Victor for the notes.
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Deng is from Guangxi, like Lu Yong.
She was very strong as a child, and excellent in all athletics, which caused her to change her name.
The “Meng” was originally 4th tone, meaning “dream” but she changed it to third tone, meaning, “fierce” since her peers called her, “Meng jie,” which means “fierce sister.”
Her best snatch in the Guangxi regional competition was 62.5kg and because of her good ability she was getting into the Guangxi weightlifting team. Just 1 week after she got in Guangxi team she snatched 67.5kg in 2004.
When she began weightlifting, she snatched 67.5kg in her first week, which astounded the coaches since normally, a girl of her size takes 12-18 months to reach that kind of weight.
She sustained an elbow injury on her final Clean and Jerk in 2013 Wroclaw, which was re-injured during the 2015 Chinese trials on her final failed Snatch.
She won the Clean and Jerk on an elbow that felt almost broken. Her knees are also plaguing her, so she is undergoing several kinds of rehab to get them in shape for Rio.
And here are some clips of her in the 2014 Worlds Training Hall.