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Kim Seong-Jip

Full name: Kim Seong-Jip
Original name: 김 성집
Other name(s): Kim Sung-Jip
Gender: Male
Weight: 73, 74 kg
Born: January 13, 1919 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Died: February 20, 2016 in Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
Country: KOR South Korea
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting Men's Middleweight South Korea KOR 3 Bronze
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Middleweight South Korea KOR 3 Bronze
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's Middleweight South Korea KOR 5

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Final Standings 3 380.0
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch 4 112.5
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #3 AC 112.5 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk 3 145.0
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 147.5 x
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press 1 122.5
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #2 AC 120.0 o
1948 Summer 29 London Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Final Standings 3 382.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press 1T 122.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #2 AC 127.5 x
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch 4T 112.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #3 AC 112.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk 5 147.5
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 147.5 o
1952 Summer 33 Helsinki Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #3 AC 127.5 x
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Final Standings 5 380.0
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press 2 125.0
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #2 AC 125.0 x
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Military Press Lift #3 AC 125.0 o
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch 10 110.0
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Snatch Lift #3 AC 112.5 x
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk 6T 145.0
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1956 Summer 37 Melbourne Weightlifting South Korea KOR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 150.0 x
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