Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsingchun appears on cover of World Weightlifting Magazine

The 23 year-old broke the world record in the 58 kg weight class at the Taipei Summer Universiade Games earlier this year


Kuo Hsingchun at the awards ceremony of the 2017 Summer Universiade. (Source: Kuo Hsingchun's Facebook account: www.facebook.com/pg/kuoh

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsingchun, who won gold at the 29th Summer Universiade Games in Taipei while simultaneously breaking the world record, is set to appear on the cover of the 142nd edition of the World Weightlifting Magazine.

The cover photo which has appeared on the 142nd edition of the World Weightlifting Magazine, issued by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), is the close-up taken after she had won gold at the Summer Universiade Games earlier this year.

Below the photo reads, "Kuo Hsing-Chun, TPE, 142kg, Clean and Jerk in 58kg: The year's first and so far only women's world record was set by the local favorite at the Taipei2017 Universiade."

The 2017 Weightlifting World Championships will take place in Anaheim, U.S. from the 28th of November to the 5th of December. Team Taiwan will consist of seven female athletes and five male athletes, including Kuo Hsingchun and Hsu Shuching, lead by coach Tsai Wenyi.

The special edition praises the immense success of the Taipei Universiade Games, while introducing the outstanding performance of the Taiwanese weightlifting team during the competition. Although Hsu Shuching another potential medal contender, missed the games due to an injury, Kuo Hsingchu shone by breaking the world record with an enormous clean and jerk of 142 kilograms for the 58kg weight class. An incredible feat that created a sensation throughout the island.

Kuo has already arrived in Los Angeles to train ahead for the upcoming World Championships. The rest of the Taiwanese team is scheduled to arrive on the 26th.