Famous Weightlifters from South Korea

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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This historic weightlifters from South Korea list can help answer the questions "Who are some South Korean weightlifters of note?" and "Who are the most famous weightlifters from South Korea?" These prominent weightlifters of South Korea may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected South Korean weightlifters.

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  • Jang Mi-ran (Korean pronunciation: [tɕɐŋ.mi.ɾɐn]; born October 9, 1983) is a South Korean Olympic weightlifter. She is currently based in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, competing for the Goyang City Government Sports Club. At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the silver medal in the +75 kg category, with a total of 302.5 kg.On September 26, 2007, Jang won her third straight world championship overall title in the women's +75 kg category by lifting 319 kg of overalls in total (138 kg in the snatch, 181 kg of overalls in the clean and jerk). 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, ...more
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Wonju, South Korea
  • 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.
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Gangwon Province, South Korea
  • Ji Hun-Min (born March 26, 1984) 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. The same thing happened at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Lim Ji-Hye

    Lim Ji-Hye is a South Korean weightlifter. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the -75 kg event.
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Cheorwon County
  • Sa Jae-Hyouk (Hangul: 사재혁, Hanja: 史載赫; Korean pronunciation: [sa.dʑɛ̝.ɦjʌk̚]; born January 29, 1985 in Hongcheon, Gangwon-do, South Korea) is a South Korean weightlifter. He is 165 cm tall. In 2005, Sa won two gold medals in the clean and jerk and total at the 1st Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Busan, South Korea.At the 2007 World Weightlifting Championships he ranked 5th in the 77 kg category, with a total of 353 kg.In 2008, he won a gold medal in the 77 kg class at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. At the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships he ranked 4th in the 77 kg category, with a total of 365 kg.At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he dislocated his elbow while attempting ...more
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Hongcheon County
  • Whaseung Kim

    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: Jeollanam-do, South Korea