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Won Jeong-sik (born 9 December 1990) is a South Korean weightlifter, Olympian,[1] and World Champion competing in the 69 kg category until 2018 and 73 kg starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories.[2]

Won Jeong-sik
Won Jeong-sik Rio2016.jpg
Won at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1990-12-09) 9 December 1990 (age 28)
Cheolweon, Gangwon, South Korea
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight72.57 kg (160 lb)
Spouse(s)Yoon Jin-hee
Sport
CountrySouth Korea
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)–73 kg
ClubKorea National Sport University
Coached byAhn Hyo-jak

Won took up weightlifting aged 14 and has a degree from the Korea National Sport University. He is married to the fellow Olympic weightlifter Yoon Jin-hee, they have two children.[1][3]

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CareerEdit

OlympicsEdit

He competed in the 69 kg division at the 2012 Summer Olympics[4] placing 7th overall. In 2016 he competed at the 2016 Olympics in the 69 kg division and placed 8th overall.[5][6]

World ChampionshipsEdit

In 2017 he competed at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships where he won the gold medal in the 69 kg division,[7] in doing so he became the first Korean athlete to win a gold medal in this event.[8] This was his first gold medal at the World Weightlifting Championships and his first major medal (he won a bronze medal in the clean & jerk at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships).

In 2018 the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories and Won competed in the newly created 73 kg division. He competed in the B session, and in the process of winning the silver medal he set a new world record in the clean & jerk with a lift of 195 kg. This was overtaken later in the day by Shi Zhiyong (who would later win the gold medal) with a clean & jerk of 196 kg, done in the A session.[9]

Major resultsEdit

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Olympic Games
2012   London, United Kingdom 69 kg 144 146 147 11 178 186 187 6 322 7
2016   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 69 kg 143 143 146 9 172 177 180 9 320 8
World Championships
2011   Paris, France 69 kg 140 144 147 10 177 182 185   326 6
2015   Houston, United States 69 kg 141 147 147 14 171 171 171
2017   Anaheim, United States 69 kg 142 146 148   178 178 181   326  
2018   Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 73 kg 145 150 153 6 180 190 195 WR   348  
Asian Games
2010   Guangzhou, China 69 kg 140 145 145 6 170 181 181 6 310 6
2014   Incheon, South Korea 69 kg 143 148 148 6 170 183 10 313 6
2018   Jakarta, Indonesia 69 kg 145 145 148 5 180 180 186

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jeongsik Won. nbcolympics.com
  2. ^ PDF listing of 2018 Group A world championship entrants in 73 kg
  3. ^ "Rio 2016: S. Korean Yoon Jin-hee wins bronze in women's weightlifting". The Korea Times. 8 August 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  4. ^ Jeongsik Won. London 2012
  5. ^ Won Jeong-Sik. sports-reference.com
  6. ^ "WON Jeongsik". Rio 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  7. ^ Inside The Games. "South Korea's Won claims men's 69kg title as home hope Cummings Jr bombs out at 2017 IWF World Championships". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  8. ^ IWF.net. "Won Won". Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  9. ^ IWF.net. "China won Gold – once again". Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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