Kim Un-guk

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Kim Un-guk
Personal information
Born 28 October 1988 (1988-10-28) (age 29)
Sport
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)
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 김은국
Hancha 金銀國[1]
Revised Romanization Gim Eun-guk
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ŭn-guk

Kim Un-guk (Chosŏn'gŭl김은국; Korean pronunciation: [kim.ɯm.ɡuk̚]; born 28 October 1988) is a North Korean weightlifter,[2] a Labor Hero and People's Sportsman.[3]

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).[4][5]

Kim is an athlete at the April 25 Sports Club.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KCNA
  2. ^ "Kim Un-Guk". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Pyongyangites Meet to Welcome Women Footballers". kcnawatch.nknews.org. KCNA. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Kim Un Guk sets record to win gold. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  5. ^ "North Korea's Kim Un Guk wins 62kg weightlifting Olympic gold". Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  6. ^ "DPRK Weightlifter Breaks World Record in Olympiad". Korean Central News Agency. 31 July 2012. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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