Gururaja Poojary

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Gururaja Poojary
Guru Raja (India) won the gold medal in 56 kg Men’s weightlifting, at 12th South Asian Games-2016, in Dispur, Guwahati on February 06, 2016.jpg
Poojary won the gold medal in men's 56 kg weight class at the 2016 South Asian Games.
Personal information
Birth nameP. Gururaja
Born (1992-08-15) 15 August 1992 (age 29)
Vandse, Karnataka, India[1]
Alma materSDM College, Ujire
Height1.55 m (5 ft 1 in) (2018)
Weight56 kg (123 lb) (2018)
Country India
Event(s)56 kg

Gururaja Poojary[2] (born 15 August 1992), also known as P. Gururaja,[3] is an Indian weightlifter who won the silver medal in the men's 56 kg weight class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the bronze medal in 61 kg weight class at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.[4]


  1. ^ "CWG medal winner Gururaja Poojari hopes lift will lead to better life". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 29 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Gururaja hungry for greater things". The Hindu. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  3. ^ G, Sandip (26 March 2018). "Commonwealth Games 2018: Medal will improve my family's living standard, says P Gururaja". The Indian Express. Retrieved 5 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games: Meet Gururaja Poojary, son of a truck driver who bagged India's second 2022 CWG medal". Firstpost. 30 July 2022. Retrieved 4 August 2022.

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