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Lu Xiaojun




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Lu Xiaojun

Xiaojun Lu (first name + last name), born on July 27, 1984, in Qianjiang, China, is one of the most accomplished weightlifters in history. Competing primarily in the 77 kg category until 2018 and then moving to the 81 kg category, Lu has consistently demonstrated his prowess on the international stage.

At the 2012 London Olympics, he won gold in the men's 77 kg category, setting world records in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total lift with a combined weight of 379 kg. His success continued at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he initially won silver but was later awarded gold after the disqualification of the original gold medalist for doping.

At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Lu Xiaojun competed in the newly established 81 kg category. He set three new Olympic records: a 170 kg snatch, a 204 kg clean and jerk, and a 374 kg total, becoming the oldest weightlifting champion in Olympic history at the age of 37.

In December 2022, Lu faced a significant setback when he tested positive for EPO, a banned substance, during an out-of-competition test. He has denied knowingly taking any prohibited substances and is currently under provisional suspension pending the resolution of his case.

About Lu Xiaojun

International comp.

16

Other comp.

20

Olympic Games

3

Earliest competition

2021-07-23

Oldest competition

2004-05-24

Medals in the total

International competitions

11

6

0

Medals in the snatch

International competitions

12

6

0

Medals in the Clean & Jerk

International competitions

10

7

0

Most recent international best place finishes of Lu Xiaojun

Snatch and clean & jerk evolution

Number of competitions per weight cat.

Snatch and clean & jerk ratios evolution

All time best of Lu Xiaojun

480.662
509.169
98.7

Average BW efficiency

2.304

Snatch ratio

2.681

CJ ratio

4.974

Total ratio

Weight cat. Average snatch success Average snatch failure Average CJ success Average CJ failure Competitions
69 66.67 33.33 33.33 66.67 1
77 69.45 30.56 61.11 38.89 12
81 60.00 40.00 66.67 33.33 5

Snatch | Valid and failed attempts per weight cat.

CJ | Valid and failed attempts per weight cat.

Sinclair vs QPoints accross competitions

Success rates

Snatch attempts


66.67%

Xiaojun

65.76%

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CJ attempts


61.11%

Xiaojun

64.7%

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All attempts


60.19%

Xiaojun

64.24%

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Snatch | Success rates

1st attempts (S)


72.22%

Xiaojun

80.31%

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2nd attempts (S)


77.78%

Xiaojun

67.23%

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3rd attempts (S)


50.00%

3rd attempt

49.54%

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Clean and jerk | Success rates

1st attempts (CJ)


61.11%

Xiaojun

83.99%

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2nd attempts (CJ)


70.59%

Xiaojun

66.85%

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3rd attempts (CJ)


40.00%

Xiaojun

42.14%

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Percentiles | Weight lifted for the snatch

Athlete is in the top % among all athletes that competed in the same categories as him during his career.

Clean and jerk variability is — better than global clean and jerk variability.

Attempts variability is — better than global attempts variability.

All results of Lu Xiaojun