Kim Un-guk

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Kim Un-guk
Personal information
Born 28 October 1988 (1988-10-28) (age 27)
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
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.

Kim Un-guk (Chosŏn'gŭl김은국; 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]

Major results[edit]

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2012 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom 62 kg 145 150 153 1 170 174 174 2 327 1st
World Championships
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 62 kg 140 145 147 1st 170 173 173 2nd 320 1st
2011 France Paris, France 62 kg 140 145 150 1st 161 170 175 3rd 320 2nd
2013 Poland Wrocław, Poland 62 kg 145 150 154 1st 170 173 173 3rd 320 2nd
2014 Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan 62 kg 145 150 150 1st 170 174 175 1st 325 1st
2015 United States Houston, United States 62 kg 146 151 155 -- 172 177 179 -- -- DQ
Asian Games
2010 China Guangzhou, China 62 kg 140 145 147 1 170 175 175 2 317 2nd
2014 South Korea Incheon, South Korea 62 kg 147 152 154 1 170 174 178 1 332 1st
Asian Championships
2011 China Tongling, China 62 kg 140 140 140 2nd 160 165 166 3rd 306 2nd
2013 Kazakhstan Astana, Kazakhstan 62 kg 145 145 152 1st 170 174 -- 1st 315 1st

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. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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