Rim Jong Sim Tugs at Your Heart Strings With Her Resiliency

November 29, 2015

Rim Jong Sim of North Korea hurt her knee at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships this past week, but pushed through the pain to make a few more lifts in an incredible show of determination and heart.

From what media has told us about North Korea, we can’t help but think that there’s a good chance some terrible things would have happened to her (and/or her family) if she would have bowed out of the competition.

Were her lifts a sign of next-level mental toughness? Or deathly fear of potential consequences?

Rim Jong Sim All Lifts 2015 World Championships

100% Will Power! Rim Jong Sim (75kg, North Korea) Fighting for MedalsWe usually don't post videos of athletes getting hurt but this performance deserve an entry in the weightlifting history books.After a successful 120kg and 125kg snatch, Rim injured her left knee on her last attempt at 128kg.To the surprise of most she fought through the pain and started to warm up for clean & jerks. Not only did she get one attempt in to post a total, but she also increased to 155kg which she made (silver in the C&J) and even attempted 157kg!We wish her a speedy recovery.

Posted by International Weightlifting Federation on Friday, November 27, 2015


100% Will Power! Rim Jong Sim (75kg, North Korea) Fighting for Medals
We usually don’t post videos of athletes getting hurt but this performance deserve an entry in the weightlifting history books.
After a successful 120kg and 125kg snatch, Rim injured her left knee on her last attempt at 128kg.
To the surprise of most she fought through the pain and started to warm up for clean & jerks. Not only did she get one attempt in to post a total, but she also increased to 155kg which she made (silver in the C&J) and even attempted 157kg!
We wish her a speedy recovery.
International Weightlifting Federation


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Break Parallel | Functional Fitness and Health

4 Practices to Improve Performance and Recover Like a Pro
4 Practices to Improve Performance and Recover Like a Pro

June 13, 2017

You may not make it to the games but you have the ability to recover like a pro with just a little extra focused effort.

Read More

Caffeine and Your Workouts...What you need to know.
Caffeine and Your Workouts...What you need to know.

June 09, 2017

Read More

Real World Drills for Real Life Athletes
Real World Drills for Real Life Athletes

May 31, 2017

In an empty gym I can make all the jumpers I want, but as soon as I have to direct my attention to a defender guarding me all of the technique I practiced tends to go out the window. 

Read More