Kim Seong-jip

  (Redirected from Kim Sung-Jip)

Kim Seong-jip (13 January 1919 – 20 February 2016) was a weightlifter from South Korea.[1] He competed for South Korea in the 1948 Summer Olympics held in London in the flyweight event where he finished in third place. Also, he competed for South Korea in the 1952 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics where he finished in third and fifth respectively. Kim was the first person to have won the same medal at two successive Summer Olympics for South Korea.

Kim Seong-jip
Medal record
Men's weightlifting
Representing  South Korea
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1948 London Middleweight
Bronze medal – third place 1952 Helsinki Middleweight
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1947 Philadelphia Middleweight
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1954 Manila Light heavyweight
Kim Seong-jip
Revised RomanizationGim Seongjip
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏngjip


  1. ^ "S. Korea's first Olympic medalist dies". Yonhap News. 20 February 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2019.

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