She had a rough start into the competition, missing her first Snatch attempts at 110k (dropping it forward). In the press conference the 21 year old, who started weightlifting at age 10, said that she very nervous before the 3rd attempt. Luckily she made it and stayed in contention for the overall title. Remember that at last year’s worlds she bombed in the Clean & Jerk (then 58kg).
In the Clean & Jerk she went 3/3 with 130, 136, 142kg, almost fainting after that all out attempt. This earned her the first Chinese gold in the 63kg since 2007.
She was one of the many athletes who also competed six weeks earlier at the Asian Games. Later it was also reported that she got sick in Almaty, suffering from a fever. (via)
More Deng Wei: Her 144kg Clean & Jerk from the 2014 Chinese Nationals
Update: Different Angle
Hookgrip Slow Motion