Kim Soo-kyung (weightlifter)

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Soo-Kyung
Personal information
Nationality  South Korea
Born (1985-08-06) 6 August 1985 (age 29)
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 63 kg

Kim Soo-Kyung (also Kim Su-Gyeong, Korean: 김 수경; born August 6, 1985) is a South Korean weightlifter.[1] She won a silver medal for the 63 kg class at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, with a total of 240 kilograms.[2]

Kim made her official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where she competed for the women's middleweight class (63 kg). She finished only in fifth place by 2.5 kilograms short of her snatch record from Tunisia's Hayet Sassi, with a total of 215.0 kg (92.5 in the snatch, and 122.5 in the clean and jerk).

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Kim qualified for the second time in the women's 63 kg class, after finishing sixth from the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.[3] Kim placed sixth in this event, as she successfully lifted 98 kg in the single-motion snatch, and hoisted 127 kg in the two-part, shoulder-to-overhead clean and jerk, for a total of 225 kg.[4]


  1. ^ "Kim Soo-Kyung". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "World champion Maneza wins the women's 63kg weightlifting at Guangzhou Asiad". Xinhua News Agency. 16 November 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "World Weighlifting Championships: Liu sets two records, claim three golds". Dawn Archives. 23 September 2007. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Women's 63kg (139 lbs)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 17 January 2013. 

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