Name: TANG Lingsheng
Date of birth: 1971
Place of birth: Lingui, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Personal best: 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st 59kg class
Took up weightlifting in a local spare-time sports school at age 12. Taken on by the Guangxi sports team in 1985. Began systematic weightlifting training in 1987.
1989 National Junior Games - 3rd 56kg (262.5kg)
1991 National Inter-city Games - 2nd 60kg (280kg)
1992 National Championships - 3rd 60kg (295kg)
1992 World Championships - 3rd 59kg (292.5kg)
1995 Asian Championships - Winning three titles and breaking an AR
1995 World Championships - 1st 59kg C&J
1996 Atlanta Olympic Games - 1st 59kg (WR)
Also known as a "Crane".