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.
|Born||October 9, 1983|
Gangwon, South Korea
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in) |
|Weight||118.07 kg (260.3 lb) |
|Achievements and titles|
|Revised Romanization||Jang Miran|
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, ranked second because of bodyweight, but broke the record an attempt earlier.
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.
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."
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.
In 2016, a Korean drama based around her life called Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, aired.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2004||Athens, Greece||+75 kg||125||130||2||165||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||4||158||164||3||289|
|2003||Vancouver, Canada||+75 kg||115||10||152.5||157.5||272.5||5|
|2005||Doha, Qatar||+75 kg||125||128||162||172||300|
|2006||Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic||+75 kg||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||136||174||187||323|
|2010||Antalya, Turkey||+75 kg||125||130||167||176||179||309|
|2002||Busan, South Korea||+75 kg||110||115||117.5||2||140||145||155||2||272.5|
|2006||Doha, Qatar||+75 kg||130||135||2||171||178||1||313|
|2010||Guangzhou, China||+75 kg||130||3||175||181||1||311|
|2012||Pyeongtaek, South Korea||+75 kg||116||120||125||155||165||290|
|World Junior Championships|
Notes and referencesEdit
- "Jang Mi-Ran". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
- "JANG Mi Ran". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
- "JANG Mi-ran". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27.
- "Progress of World Records, Women". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 2008-08-17.
- "FLASH:JANG MIRAN OF SOUTH KOREA BREAKS WOMEN'S 75KG WEIGHTLIFTING SNATCH WORLD RECORD". Retrieved 2012-07-28.
- "(Asian Games) S Korea golden in baseball, weightlifting, taekwondo, fencing". Yonhap. 20 Nov 2010. Retrieved 20 Nov 2010.
- "Weightlifter Jang launches sports foundation". The Korea Herald. 1 Feb 2012. Retrieved 22 Nov 2014.
- "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.
- "London 2012: Yuliya Zaripova among 12 disqualified after retests". BBC. 21 Nov 2016. Retrieved 14 Mar 2017.