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Kuo Hsing-chun (Chinese: 郭婞淳; pinyin: Guō Xìngchún; born 26 November 1993) is a Taiwanese weightlifter, Olympian, and three time World Champion of Amis descent,[1] competing in the 58 kg division until 2018 and 59 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories.[2]

Kuo Hsing-chun
Kuo Hsing-Chun 20170907.jpg
Personal information
National teamChinese Taipei
Born (1993-11-26) 26 November 1993 (age 25)
Yilan, Taiwan
Years active2011–
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)
Weight58.07 kg (128 lb)
Sport
CountryChinese Taipei
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)–59 kg
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Snatch: 108 kg (2013)
  • Clean & Jerk: 142 kg (2017)
  • Total: 249 kg (2017)
Kuo Hsing-chun (right) accepting souvenirs from President Tsai Ing-wen in August 2017

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CareerEdit

OlympicsEdit

In 2012 she competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's 58 kg and placed sixth overall. At the 2016 Summer Olympics she won a bronze medal in the same category.[3]

World ChampionshipsEdit

She won her first World Championships in 2013 by a margin of 13 kg over second place. At the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships she won a bronze medal in the total along with the clean and jerk. In 2017 at the next World Championships she won he second World Championships with another dominating performance, out lifting second place by 15 kg.[4]

In 2018 the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories, and at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships she defended her title as World Champion, this being the third World Championships she has won. This time she competed in the 59 kg category and she set four senior world records in the competition.[5]

Asian GamesEdit

Before the 2014 Asian Games she suffered an injury to her leg,[6] and later that year donated an ambulance to Taitung hospital.[7][8] She went on to place fourth at the competition in the 58 kg category.

She was the flag bearer for Taiwan at the 2018 Asian Games[9] and went on the win gold in the 58 kg category.

UniversiadeEdit

Kuo won gold at the 2017 Summer Universiade and set a world record of 142 kg for the clean and jerk in her final lift.[10] Following her performance at the Universiade, Kuo was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star.[11]

After her record setting performance at the 2017 Summer Universiade she chose to donate her winnings back to her community.[12]

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2012   London, England 58 kg 99 101 102 9 129 133 133 5 228 6
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 58 kg 102 105 105 2 129 129 139 3 231  
World Championships
2011   Paris, France 58 kg 90 94 96 11 118 122 122 8 212 10
2013   Wrocław, Poland 58 kg 103 106 108   133 136 136   241  
2014   Almaty, Kazakhstan 58 kg 98 98 100 6 125 129 131 5 223 5
2015   Houston, United States 58 kg 104 107 107 4 133 133 133   237  
2017   Anaheim, United States 58 kg 99 102 105   126 131 135   240  
2018   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 59 kg 100 103 105 CWR   128 132 132 WR   237 CWR  
Asian Games
2014   Incheon, South Korea 58 kg 95 95 98 4 120 124 128 4 219 4
2018   Jakarta, Indonesia 58 kg 100 103 105 1 125 130 143 1 235  
  • CWR: Current world record
  • WR: World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Taiwanese Olympic medalist is confident of getting best results from Taipei Universiade
  2. ^ PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 59 kg
  3. ^ Olympic Weightlifting 2016: Medal Winners and Scores After Monday's Results
  4. ^ IWF.net. "Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist defeated the reigning Olympic Champion". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  5. ^ IWF.net. "World Records: KUO four and CHEN one". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  6. ^ IWF.net. "Athlete Biography". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  7. ^ Taiwannews.com. "Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo receives NT$1 million for world record". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  8. ^ city543.com. "Olympic Weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun Talks Weightlifting and Giving Back". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  9. ^ focustaiwan. "Weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun to be Taiwan's flag bearer at Asian Games". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
  10. ^ UNIVERSIADE: Taiwan weightlifter breaks world record
  11. ^ Yeh, Sophia; Low, Y. F. (7 September 2017). "Record-breaking weightlifter receives national honor". Central News Agency. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  12. ^ IWF.net. "Kuo Hsing-chun receives prize money for breaking world record". Retrieved 8 December 2018.

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