Kuo Hsing-chun(Redirected from Kuo Hsing-Chun)
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, competing in the 58 kg division until 2018 and 59 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories.
|National team||Chinese Taipei|
|Born||26 November 1993|
|Height||1.55 m (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||58.07 kg (128 lb)|
|Achievements and titles|
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.
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.
Before the 2014 Asian Games she suffered an injury to her leg, and later that year donated an ambulance to Taitung hospital. She went on to place fourth at the competition in the 58 kg category.
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. Following her performance at the Universiade, Kuo was awarded the Order of Brilliant Star.
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2012||London, England||58 kg||99||9||129||5||228||6|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||58 kg||102||2||129||3||231|
|2011||Paris, France||58 kg||90||94||11||118||8||212||10|
|2013||Wrocław, Poland||58 kg||103||106||108||133||241|
|2014||Almaty, Kazakhstan||58 kg||98||6||125||5||223||5|
|2015||Houston, United States||58 kg||104||4||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 WR||237 CWR|
|2014||Incheon, South Korea||58 kg||95||4||120||124||4||219||4|
|2018||Jakarta, Indonesia||58 kg||100||103||105||1||125||130||1||235|
- CWR: Current world record
- WR: World record
- Taiwanese Olympic medalist is confident of getting best results from Taipei Universiade
- PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 59 kg
- Olympic Weightlifting 2016: Medal Winners and Scores After Monday's Results
- IWF.net. "Rio Olympic Bronze Medallist defeated the reigning Olympic Champion". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
- IWF.net. "World Records: KUO four and CHEN one". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
- IWF.net. "Athlete Biography". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
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- focustaiwan. "Weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun to be Taiwan's flag bearer at Asian Games". Retrieved 8 December 2018.
- UNIVERSIADE: Taiwan weightlifter breaks world record
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- IWF.net. "Kuo Hsing-chun receives prize money for breaking world record". Retrieved 8 December 2018.