Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo is a youth sports-orientad rom-com inspired by the real-life story of weightlifting champion Jang Mi-ran who broke three world records at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Kim Bok-joo is an aspiring weightlifter who’s on the path of discovering herself. Bok-joo and her peers wade through the struggles and beauty of youth, friendship and love. Throught this drama the students at a sports college fight for their dreams and strive for success. However, Bok-joo finds an unexpected surprise while pursuing her dream of winning the gold medal. She finds romance for the first time in her life.
While Bok-joo may train with heavy steel weights, she can be very feminine when it comes to relationships. She finds herself torn between two things that keep her happy. If she has to put her laser focus solely on weightlifting it can jeopardize her relationship, but leaving her weightlifting career for love would keep her from achieving her dreams.