Hong Yong-ok

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Hong Yong-ok
Personal information
Nationality  North Korea
Born (1986-08-19) 19 August 1986 (age 31)
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight 69 kg (152 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 69 kg
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 홍영옥
Revised Romanization Hong Yeongok
McCune–Reischauer Hong Yŏngok

Hong Yong-ok (also Hong Yeong-ok, Korean: 홍영옥; born August 19, 1986) is a North Korean weightlifter.[1] Hong represented North Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's light heavyweight category (69 kg). Hong, however, did not finish the event, after failing to lift a single-motion snatch of 103 kg in three attempts.[2]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Hong Yong-ok". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Women's 69kg (152 lbs)". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 

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