Chen Xiaomin: Olympic Weightlifting Champion Shines in Business

July 19, 2016
Editor: Jane Wang

Chen Xiaomin, China's former Olympic weightlifting champion []


Chen Xiaomin, 39, once a former Olympic weightlifting champion, has evolved to be one of the most successful real estate developers in China.

Born in the city of Jiangmen in south China's Guangdong Province, Chen has collected many awards at home and abroad during her exceptional weightlifting career. In 2000, she broke the world record and won gold in the Sydney Olympic Games.

After her retirement in 2003, she served as secretary of the Youth League Committee of the Yangcheng Evening News Group, one of China's most  prestigious news agencies. From then on, she has begun to turn her sights to the real estate business.

From a long-term investment perspective and a strong real estate market, she immediately bought several apartments with her previous accumulated wealth. However, it was not enough to cover such a considerable amount of money. Therefore, the quick-witted woman made a decision to obtain a loan from the local bank. According to her, she had to pay off around 100,000 yuan (U.S.$ 14,900) per month at that time.

Several years later, her fortune has increased multiple times. In addition, she also made great efforts to start a business. Nowadays, she has become a partner in an immigration investment company.

To constantly pursue new challenges in different fields, the ambitious woman recently actively took part in a beauty contest, ranking in the top ten. Chen said, "The national weightlifting team gave me an opportunity to be an Olympic champion. I believe that I can become much better after attending such wonderful competition in the future."


Chen Xiaomin takes part in a beauty contest held in Guangzhou, the capital of south China's Guangdong Province in June 2016. []

Chen Xiaomin at an event.[]

(Source: Labour Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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