Kim Un-guk

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Kim Un-guk
Personal information
Born28 October 1988 (1988-10-28) (age 30)
Sport
ClubApril 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 RomanizationGim Eun-guk
McCune–ReischauerKim Ŭn-guk

Kim Un-guk (Korean김은국; Korean pronunciation: [kim.ɯm.ɡuk̚]; born 28 October 1988) is a North Korean weightlifter,[2] Olympic Champion, and two time World Champion.

He is also a Labor Hero and People's Athlete.[3]

Career[edit]

At the Olympic Games 2012 he competed in the Men's 62-kg division, in the snatch portion of the competition he set an Olympic Record and matched the current world record of 153 kg.[4] In the clean & jerk portion, his final attempt of 174 kg set a new world record total of 327 kg.[5][6]

At the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships he failed a doping test[7] and had his results disqualified, he was the original silver medalist.

Kim is an athlete at the April 25 Sports Club.[8]

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 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)
World Championships
2010 Turkey Antalya, Turkey 62 kg 140 145 147 1st, gold medalist(s) 170 173 173 2nd, silver medalist(s) 320 1st, gold medalist(s)
2011 France Paris, France 62 kg 140 145 150 1st, gold medalist(s) 161 170 175 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 320 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2013 Poland Wrocław, Poland 62 kg 145 150 154 1st, gold medalist(s) 170 173 173 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 320 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2014 Kazakhstan Almaty, Kazakhstan 62 kg 145 150 150 1st, gold medalist(s) 170 174 175 1st, gold medalist(s) 325 1st, gold medalist(s)
2015 United States Houston, United States 62 kg 146 151 155 -- 172 177 179 -- -- DSQ
Asian Games
2010 China Guangzhou, China 62 kg 140 145 147 1 170 175 175 2 317 2nd, silver medalist(s)
2014 South Korea Incheon, South Korea 62 kg 147 152 154 WR 1 170 174 178 1 332 WR 1st, gold medalist(s)

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. ^ IWF.net. "Records tumble as Kim takes gold". Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  5. ^ Kim Un Guk sets record to win gold Archived 2012-07-30 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  6. ^ "North Korea's Kim Un Guk wins 62kg weightlifting Olympic gold". Archived from the original on 2015-10-16. Retrieved 2012-07-30.
  7. ^ The Guardian. "North Korean Olympic weightlifting champion fails doping test". Retrieved 30 December 2018.
  8. ^ "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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