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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.

Jang Mi-ran
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Personal information
NationalitySouth Korean
Born (1983-10-09) October 9, 1983 (age 35)[1]
Gangwon, South Korea[1]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in) [1]
Weight118.07 kg (260.3 lb) [1]
Sport
Country South Korea
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)+75kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 140 kg (2008)
  • Clean and jerk: 187 kg (2009)
  • Total: 326 kg (2008)
Korean name
Hangul
장미란
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJang Miran
McCune–ReischauerChang Miran

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, she won the silver medal in the +75 kg category, with a total of 302.5 kg.[2]

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).[3] 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.[4]

At the 2008 Summer Olympics, she won the gold medal in the +75 kg category. She broke the world records in the snatch with 140 kg, in the clean and jerk with 186 kg, and combined with 326 kg.[5]

She won the gold medal in the +75 kg division at the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. With this medal, which was her first gold in Asian Games, she completed the weightlifting equivalent of a "grand slam" as champion in the Summer Olympics, world championships and Asian Games.[6]

In February 2012, Jang announced the launch of her new foundation, Jang Miran Foundation, and stated that the mission of the Jang Miran Foundation is "[to help] young athletes in minor sports."[7]

After failing to get a medal in the 2012 London Olympics, Jang decided to retire in January 2013, saying she wanted to focus on her foundation and continuing her education at Yong In University.[8]

In November 2016, Hripsime Khurshudyan of Armenia was stripped of her bronze medal for doping, allowing Jang to move into 3rd place for the Women's 75+ kg Weightlifting Division at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.[9]

In 2016, a Korean drama based around her life called Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, aired.

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2004   Athens, Greece +75 kg 125 130 132.5 2 165 170 172.5 2 302.5  
2008   Beijing, China +75 kg 130 136 140 1 175 183 186 1 326  
2012   London, United Kingdom +75 kg 120 125 129 4 158 164 170 3 289  
World Championships
2003   Vancouver, Canada +75 kg 115 115 120 10 152.5 157.5 165   272.5 5
2005   Doha, Qatar +75 kg 125 128 130   162 172 178   300  
2006   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic +75 kg 130 130 135   170 175 179   314  
2007   Chiang Mai, Thailand +75 kg 130 135 138   171 178 181   319  
2009   Goyang, South Korea +75 kg 131 131 136   174 174 187   323  
2010   Antalya, Turkey +75 kg 125 130 130   167 176 179   309  
Asian Games
2002   Busan, South Korea +75 kg 110 115 117.5 2 140 145 155 2 272.5  
2006   Doha, Qatar +75 kg 130 135 139 2 171 178 182 1 313  
2010   Guangzhou, China +75 kg 130 130 134 3 175 181 188 1 311  
Asian Championships
2012   Pyeongtaek, South Korea +75 kg 116 120 125   155 165 165   290  
World Junior Championships
2001   Thessaloniki, Greece +75kg 105 105 110   140 145 145   250  

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Jang Mi-Ran". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  2. ^ "JANG Mi Ran". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  3. ^ "JANG Mi-ran". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
  4. ^ "Progress of World Records, Women". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-08-17.
  5. ^ "FLASH:JANG MIRAN OF SOUTH KOREA BREAKS WOMEN'S 75KG WEIGHTLIFTING SNATCH WORLD RECORD". Retrieved 2012-07-28.
  6. ^ "(Asian Games) S Korea golden in baseball, weightlifting, taekwondo, fencing". Yonhap. 20 Nov 2010. Retrieved 20 Nov 2010.
  7. ^ "Weightlifter Jang launches sports foundation". The Korea Herald. 1 Feb 2012. Retrieved 22 Nov 2014.
  8. ^ "Jang mi-ran bids emotional farewell to weightlifting". The Korea Times. 10 Jan 2013. Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 22 Nov 2014.
  9. ^ "London 2012: Yuliya Zaripova among 12 disqualified after retests". BBC. 21 Nov 2016. Retrieved 14 Mar 2017.

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