Chinese weightlifter Hou Zhihui won the gold medal of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in the weight category up to 49 kg.

According to the sum of the snatch and push, the Chinese woman gained 210 kg (snatch-94 kg, push-116 kg), setting an Olympic record. The second was Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (202 kg; 87+115) from India. The bronze medal was won by Indonesian Windy Cantikah Aisah (194 kg; 84+110).