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List of notable or famous weightlifters from South Korea, with bios and photos, including the top weightlifters born in South Korea and even some popular weightlifters who immigrated to South Korea. If you're trying to find out the names of famous South Korean weightlifters then this list is the perfect resource for you. These weightlifters are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known weightlifter from South Korea is included when available.

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Jang Mi-ran is a female South Korean weightlifter. She is currently based in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, playing 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. 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. 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. At the 2008 Summer ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Wonju, South Korea

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Jeon Sang-Guen


Jeon Sang-Guen is a South Korean weightlifter. He competed at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He did not finish in 2008 but came fourth in 2012. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Gangwon Province, South Korea


Ji Hun-Min is a South Korean weightlifter. He competed in the Men's Featherweight division at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After placing second after the snatch lift, he failed to successfully lift in the clean and jerk, and hence was disqualified. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 34

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

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Lim Ji-Hye


Lim Ji-Hye is a South Korean weightlifter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the -75 kg event. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 32

Birthplace: Cheorwon County