Kim Un-guk

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Kim Un-guk
Personal information
Born 28 October 1988 (1988-10-28) (age 26)
Club April 25 Sports Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 154 kg (2014, AGR, WR)
  • Clean and jerk: 178 kg (2014)
  • Total: 332 kg (2014, AGR, WR)
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 김은국
Hancha 金恩國
Revised Romanization Gim Eun-guk
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ŭn-guk
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Un-guk (Chosŏn'gŭl김은국; born 28 October 1988) is a North Korean weightlifter,[1] a Labor Hero and People's Sportsman.[2]

He received the gold medal at the Olympic Games 2012 in the Men's 62-kilogram division, setting a world record total of 327 kg (721 lb). Also, at the 2012 Olympic Games in his successful attempt at the snatch, he tied the World Record and set a new Olympic Record of 153 kg (337 lb).[3][4]

Kim is an athlete at the April 25 Sports Club.[5]


  1. ^ "Kim Un-Guk". Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pyongyangites Meet to Welcome Women Footballers". KCNA. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Kim Un Guk sets record to win gold. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  4. ^ "North Korea's Kim Un Guk wins 62kg weightlifting Olympic gold". Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ "DPRK Weightlifter Breaks World Record in Olympiad". Korean Central News Agency. 31 July 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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