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Kim Seong-Jip

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 2
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameKim•Seong-Jip
Used nameKim•Seong-Jip
Name orderOriental
Original name김•성집
Other namesKim Sung-Jip
Born13 January 1919 in Seoul (KOR)
Died20 February 2016 in Seoul (KOR)
Measurements73, 74 kg
NOC(s) Republic of Korea

Biography

Three-time Olympic weightlifter Kim Seong-Jip earned two bronze medals in 1948 and 1952 as a middleweight, placing fifth in 1956. He was the first Korean to defend an Olympics medal. Kim took up weightlifting while studying at the Central Institute of Physical Education. He was Japanese champion in 1936 and 1938 and also won the Japanese 1936 Olympic trials, but Japan did not send any weightlifters to Berlin. He also won bronze at the 1947 World Championships, and in 1954 won the Asian Games, then as a light-heavyweight. In 1994 Kim was awarded the Olympic Order in Silver.

Kim later worked as a weightlifting coach in Korea for nearly 40 years and had a career as a sports official. He was team leader of the South Korean Olympic teams at the 1972 and 1984 Olympics, and also participated as an official at the 1964, 1968 and 1976 Olympics. Kim was secretary-general and later vice-president of the Korea Sports Council and was the director of the Korean National Training Center. He spent time as executive director and vice-president of Korean Weightlifting Federation and, in his later years, worked as a consultant to them.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Republic of Korea    
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Republic of Korea    
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Middleweight, Men Olympic 5 Representing Republic of Korea    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 120.0 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 122.5 AC
1952 Summer Olympics 26 July 1952 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #1 122.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 24 November 1956 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 125.0 AC

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Created: Paul Tchir at February 14, 2013 11:49, Last edited: Paul Tchir at February 21, 2016 19:13