Jang, Mi-Ran

NOC Republic of Korea   
Born09 Oct 1983 in Wonju, KOR
Height1.70 m
Weight 112 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Higher education Physical Education - Korea University: Seoul, KOR
General Interest
Hobbies Playing Go-Stop, a traditional Korean card game, on the internet. (sports star story, 11 Jan 2006)
Injuries She competed at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar with a hip injury. (koreaspot.com, 03 Oct 2007)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. (Reuters, 04 Dec 2008) Breaking the World Record. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2012)
Famous relatives Her father Jang Ho Cheol was a weightlifter and her younger sister, Jang Mi Ryung, also competes in weightlifting. (sports.hankooki.com, 26 Sep 2007)
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? Her parents encouraged her to take up the sport believing that it would be good for her.
General Interest
Ambitions To win gold at the 2012 Olympic Games. koreanherald.com, 01 Feb 2012)
Awards and honours In 2011 she became the first weightlifter to have won a title at nine consecutive Korean championships. (koreanherald.com, 01 Feb 2012)

Her gold medal in the +75kg category at the 2007 World Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand meant she was the first weightlifter from Korea to win three consecutive weightlifting world titles. (doha-2006.com, 09 Oct 2006, Infostrada Sports, 31 Jul 2008)
Sport Specific Information
Name of coach Kim Gi-Heung [national]
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up weightlifting at age 17.
International Debut
Year 2002
Competing for Korea
Location Korea
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages Korean
General Interest
Nicknames Princess Fiona from the movie Shrek. (naver.com, 10 Aug 2012)
Sport Specific Information
Coach from which country? Korea
General Interest
She said she struggled with her weight as a teenager and that becoming an athlete is what made her happy with the weight she was carrying. "I used to think that my size was a flaw before I started weightlifting. But after I started weightlifting, that has become my strongest point." (Reuters, 04 Dec 2008)

She launched the Jang Mi-Ran Foundation. One of the things she has wanted to do since becoming a weightlifter, was to help and promote less popular Olympic sports. She has partnered with Visa Korea who will help her foundation in setting up education programmes, provide funding, expertise, marketing support and providing medical support to future Olympians and under-privileged families. (koreanherald.com, 01 Feb 2012)
Further Personal Information
Residence Ilsan, KOR
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Goyang City Hall: Ilsan, KOR
General Interest
Most influential person in career Her family. (Athlete, 10 Aug 2012)

Major Results
Year Rank Event Venue
Olympic Games
2012 3 +75kg   London
2008 1 +75kg   Beijing
2004 2 +75kg   Athens
World Championships
2010 3 +75kg   Antalya
2010 3 +75kg - Snatch   Antalya
2010 2 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Antalya
2009 1 +75kg   Goyang
2009 2 +75kg - Snatch   Goyang
2009 1 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Goyang
2007 1 +75kg   Chiang Mai
2007 2 +75kg - Snatch   Chiang Mai
2007 1 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Chiang Mai
2006 1 +75kg   Santo Domingo
2006 2 +75kg - Snatch   Santo Domingo
2006 1 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Santo Domingo
2005 1 +75kg   Doha
2005 2 +75kg - Snatch   Doha
2005 1 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Doha
2003 5 +75kg   Vancouver, BC
2003 10 +75kg - Snatch   Vancouver, BC
2003 3 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Vancouver, BC
Asian Championships
2012 1 +75kg   Pyeongtaek
2012 1 +75kg - Snatch   Pyeongtaek
2012 1 +75kg - Clean & Jerk   Pyeongtaek
Asian Games
2010 1 +75kg   Guangzhou
2006 2 +75kg   Doha
2002 2 +75kg   Busan