Achinta Sheuli

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Achinta Sheuli
Personal information
NationalityIndian
Born (2001-11-24) 24 November 2001 (age 20)
Deulpur, West Bengal, India[1]
Sport
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)73 kg

Achinta Sheuli (born 24 November 2001) is an Indian Bengali weightlifter who competes in the 73 kg weight class.[2]

At the 2022 Commonwealth Games, he set a Games record of 313 kg and won gold.[3][4] He lifted 143 kg in snatch (Games Record & equal to his previous personal best) and 170 kg in clean & jerk. [5]

He won the silver medal at the 2021 Junior World Weightlifting Championships[6] and is a two-time Commonwealth Championships gold medalist.[7]

Early life

Sheuli was born in a lower middle class Bengali family at Deulpur, Panchla in Howrah district.[8] He studied in Deulpur High School. He started weightlifting in 2011.[9] His father Pratik Sheuli was a manual laborer who passed away in April 2013. His elder brother Alok was also a weightlifter but dropped out to support his career and the family.[10] [11] Achinta helped his mother and brother in their embroidery work that called for precision, even as he was training for weightlifting that called for power.[12]

Sheuli participated in Youth National Games in Haryana and stood in the third position. He won the Junior National level weightlifting tournament in 2013 for 50kg weight class and got a chance to enter the Army Sports Institute, Pune in 2014.[13][14]

References

  1. ^ "Lifter Achinta mulls state switch". The Telegraph India. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Who is Achinta Sheuli? Weightlifter who won India's third gold medal at Commonwealth Games 2022". Jagranjosh.com. 2022-08-01. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  3. ^ "Birmingham 2022 Results". results.birmingham2022.com. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  4. ^ Selvaraj, Jonathan (1 August 2022). "Achinta Sheuli wins gold in 73kg weightlifting in Commonwealth Games 2022". Sportstar. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
  5. ^ "CWG 2022: Achinta Sheuli wins gold in men's 73kg weightlifting". ESPN.in. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  6. ^ Sarangi, Y. B. (26 May 2021). "Achinta Sheuli wins silver at World Junior Weightlifting Championships". Sportstar. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  7. ^ "Achinta Sheuli stitches a new life on the weightlifting platform". The Indian Express. 6 September 2019. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  8. ^ "The family was running on 500 rupees, earned by my mother! Achinta said after winning the gold". The Hindustan Gazette. 2022-08-01. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  9. ^ "Zari needle to barbell, how CWG champ Achinta Sheuli lifted himself up". ESPN.in. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  10. ^ "Meet Achinta Sheuli, Kolkata weightlifter who smashed CWG record to win GOLD". Zee News. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  11. ^ "Zari needle to barbell, how CWG champ Achinta Sheuli lifted himself up". ESPN.in. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  12. ^ "Zari needle to barbell, how CWG champ Achinta Sheuli lifted himself up". ESPN.in. Retrieved 2022-08-02.
  13. ^ সরকার, সন্দীপ (2022-08-01). "Exclusive: বাবার শেষকৃত্য করেছিলেন ধার করে, ধান বয়ে মিলত ঘুগনি-ডিম, হাওড়ার অচিন্ত্যর রূপকথা". bengali.abplive.com (in Bengali). Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  14. ^ "Underweight once, Achinta Sheuli does heavy lifting to extend India's golden run at Commonwealth Games weightlifting". The Indian Express. 2022-08-01. Retrieved 2022-08-01.

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