Jang Mi-ran

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Jang Mi-ran
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Personal information
Born (1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 31)[1]
Gangwon, South Korea[1]
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight 118 kg (260 lb)[1]
Country  South Korea
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) +75kg
Updated on 26 July 2012.
Korean name
Hangul 장미란
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.

She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won the silver medal in the over 75 kg competition, 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 over 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 over 75-kilogram division at 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]

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. 
  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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