Kim Young-ran (judoka)

Kim Young-Ran (also Kim Yeong-Ran, Korean: 김 영란; born March 5, 1981 in Icheon, Gyeonggi) is a South Korean judoka, who played for the extra-lightweight category.[1] She is a three-time medalist (gold, silver, and bronze) for the 48 kg class at the Asian Judo Championships. She also won two silver medals in the same division at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, and at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, losing out to Japan's Kayo Kitada, and China's Gao Feng, respectively.[2][3]

Kim Young-Ran
Personal information
Nationality South Korea
Born (1981-03-05) 5 March 1981 (age 39)
Icheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Height1.54 m (5 ft 12 in)
Weight49 kg (108 lb)
Event(s)48 kg
ClubIncheon Dong-gu Cheong
Coached byLee Bong-Hun

Kim represented South Korea at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed for the women's extra-lightweight class (48 kg). She defeated Ukraine's Lyudmyla Lusnikova in the preliminary rounds, before losing out the quarterfinal match, by an ippon and an uchi mata gaeshi (inner thigh counter) to Romania's Alina Alexandra Dumitru.[4] Because her opponent advanced further into the final match, Kim offered another shot for the bronze medal by entering the repechage rounds. Unfortunately, she finished only in ninth place, after losing out the second repechage bout to Hungary's Éva Csernoviczki, who successfully scored a koka, and a kouchi gari (small inner reap), at the end of the five-minute period.[5]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Kim Young-Ran". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  2. ^ "Korean Athletes Go for Gold in Asian Games". Chosun Ilbo. 22 August 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Judoka Gao grabs women's 48kg gold medal for China". Xinhua News Agency. SINA English. 6 December 2006. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's Extra Lightweight (48kg/106 lbs) Preliminaries". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.
  5. ^ "Women's Extra Lightweight (48kg/106 lbs) Repechage". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 17 January 2013.

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