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Who is Achinta Sheuli? - All you need to know about India's gold medal winner in Men's 73kg event at CWG 2022

Sheuli’s 143kg attempt broke the Games record and enhanced his personal best.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 01 August 2022 01:27 PM

Achinta Sheuli - CWG - sportstiger

India’s incredible run in the 2022 Commonwealth Games continued as Achinta Sheuli bagged a gold in the men’s 73kg event while creating a Commonwealth Games record. He lifted 170kg on his third clean and jerk attempt after his 143kg in the snatch for a combined total of 313kg.

The junior world championship silver medallist registered three clean lifts of 137kg, 140kg and 143kg in the snatch section. Sheuli’s 143kg attempt broke the Games record and enhanced his personal best.

Achinta Sheuli was born on 24 November 2001 and hails from a very poor family in the Howrah district of West Bengal. Belonging from a poor background, he was compelled to stitch and embroider for his family's survival with his brother after their father passed away. Achinta’s father was a labourer. After the unfortunate death of his father, the 20-year-old took up weightlifting.

Sheuli then joined the Army Sports Institute in 2015 and immensely improved in the sport. In the same year, he was selected for the Indian National Camp. In 2016 and 2017, he worked with ASI, after which he has been part of the National camp since 2018.

Here’s all you need to know about Achinta Sheuli:

Name: Achinta Sheuli 

Age: 20 Years

Born on:  24 November 2001

Birthplace: Howrah, West Bengal

Profession: Weightlifter

Coach: Vijay Sharma

Achievements:

2022 Commonwealth Games Gold Medallist 

2021 Commonwealth Senior Championship Gold Medallist

2021 Junior World Championship Silver Medallist

2019 Commonwealth Senior & Junior Championship Gold Medallist

2018 Asian Youth Championship Silver Medallist

2015 Commonwealth Youth Championship Silver Medallist

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