Jang Mi-ran

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jang.
Jang Mi-ran
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Personal information
Born (1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 32)[1]
Gangwon, South Korea[1]
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) [1]
Weight 118.07 kg (260.3 lb) [1]
Sport
Country  South Korea
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) +75kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 140 kg (2008)
  • Clean and jerk: 187 kg (2009)
  • Total: 326 kg (2008)
Korean name
Hangul 장미란
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jang Miran
McCune–Reischauer Chang Miran

Jang Mi-ran (born October 9, 1983) is a South Korean Olympic weightlifter. She is currently based in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, competing for the Goyang City Government Sports Club.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the silver medal in the +75 kg category, with a total of 302.5 kg.[2]

On September 26, 2007, Jang won her third straight world championship overall title in the women's +75 kg category by lifting 319 kg of overalls in total (138 kg in the snatch, 181 kg of overalls in the clean and jerk).[3] She also surpassed the world record, which was set by herself in May 2006 in Wonju, Korea, by one kilogram. Mu Shuangshuang, who lifted 319 kg in overalls as well, ranked second because of bodyweight, but broke the record an attempt earlier.[4]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the +75 kg category. She broke the world records in the snatch with 140 kg, in the clean and jerk with 186 kg, and combined with 326 kg.[5]

She won the gold medal in the +75 kg division at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. With this medal, which was her first gold in Asian Games, she completed the weightlifting equivalent of a "grand slam" as champion in the Summer Olympics, world championships and Asian Games.[6]

In February 2012, Jang announced the launch of her new foundation, Jang Miran Foundation, and stated that the mission of the Jang Miran Foundation is "[to help] young athletes in minor sports."[7]

After failing to get a medal in the 2012 London Olympics, Jang decided to retire in January 2013, saying she wanted to focus on her foundation and continuing her education at Yong In University.[8]

Major result[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2004 Greece Athens, Greece +75 kg 125 130 132.5 2 165 170 172.5 2 302.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2008 China Beijing, China +75 kg 130 136 140 1 175 183 186 1 326 1st, gold medalist(s)
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom +75 kg 120 125 129 5 158 164 170 4 289 4
World Championships
2003 Canada Vancouver, Canada +75 kg 115 115 120 10 152.5 157.5 165 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 272.5 5
2005 Qatar Doha, Qatar +75 kg 125 128 130 2nd, silver medalist(s) 162 172 178 1st, gold medalist(s) 300 1st, gold medalist(s)
2006 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic +75 kg 130 130 135 2nd, silver medalist(s) 170 175 179 1st, gold medalist(s) 314 1st, gold medalist(s)
2007 Thailand Chiang Mai, Thailand +75 kg 130 135 138 1st, gold medalist(s) 171 178 181 1st, gold medalist(s) 319 1st, gold medalist(s)
2009 South Korea Goyang, South Korea +75 kg 131 131 136 2nd, silver medalist(s) 174 174 187 1st, gold medalist(s) 323 1st, gold medalist(s)
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey +75 kg 125 130 130 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 167 176 179 2nd, silver medalist(s) 309 3rd, bronze medalist(s)
Asian Games
2002 South Korea Busan, South Korea +75 kg 110 115 117.5 2 140 145 155 2 272.5 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2006 Qatar Doha, Qatar +75 kg 130 135 139 2 171 178 182 1 313 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2010 China Guangzhou, China +75 kg 130 130 134 3 175 181 188 1 311 1st, gold medalist(s)
Asian Championships
2012 South Korea Pyeongtaek, South Korea +75 kg 116 120 125 1st, gold medalist(s) 155 165 165 1st, gold medalist(s) 290 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Junior Championships
2001 Greece Thessaloniki, Greece +75kg 105 105 110 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 140 145 145 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 250 3rd, bronze medalist(s)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Jang Mi-Ran". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "JANG Mi Ran". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  3. ^ "JANG Mi-ran". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  4. ^ "Progress of World Records, Women". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  5. ^ "FLASH:JANG MIRAN OF SOUTH KOREA BREAKS WOMEN'S 75KG WEIGHTLIFTING SNATCH WORLD RECORD". Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  6. ^ "(Asian Games) S Korea golden in baseball, weightlifting, taekwondo, fencing". Yonhap. 20 Nov 2010. Retrieved 20 Nov 2010. 
  7. ^ "Weightlifter Jang launches sports foundation". The Korea Herald. 1 Feb 2012. Retrieved 22 Nov 2014. 
  8. ^ "Jang mi-ran bids emotional farewell to weightlifting". The Korea Times. 10 Jan 2013. Retrieved 22 Nov 2014. 

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