Zulfiya Returns Home to Represent China
    2012-10-24 12:11:21     CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Yihang
The Olympic weightlifting golden medal winner Zulfiya Chinshanlo, or Zhao Changling, her original name, came back to her hometown at central China's Hunan province.

Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo poses with her gold medal for the women's 53Kg weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. [Photo: Agencies]

The Olympic weightlifting golden medal winner Zulfiya Chinshanlo, or Zhao Changling, her original name, came back to her hometown at central China's Hunan province, the Chengdu Business Daily reports on Wednesday.

As reported, Zhao was accompanied by Zhou Jihong, the coach of the Hunan weightlifting team, to apply for a 2nd-generation ID card in Changsha on October 22. During this period, Zhao went to the training hall for the Hunan weightlifting team for a short training session.

According to a relevant file record from the Hunan Sports Bureau, Zhao, who was born in 1993, was "leased" to Kazakhstan with another teammate in early 2008 and the "lease term" will be up on September 15, 2012. Zhao represented Kazakhstan winning the title at the women's 53 kilogram weightlifting in 2012 London Olympics.

Although Zhao expressed that she was eager to win a gold medal for China, she will not be able to fulfill this dream by 2014 according to the Olympic Charter, which stipulates that an athlete can not represent two nations in the international games within two years.

As to the question whether Zhao can participate in the 2013 National Games held in Liaoning for Hunan province, an insider in weightlifting circles said the decision will be made by the national weightlifting team and the General Administration of Sports of China.

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