The 20-year-old weightlifter is India's 3rd gold medal winner at the Commonwealth Games 2022!
Here is his story

The story of Achinta Sheuli

Sheuli lifted a total of 313kg (snatch – 143kg; clean and jerk – 170kg) at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Solihull to win his category.

His achievement

Mirabai Chanu (women’s 49kg) and Jeremy Lalrinnunga (men’s 67kg) are India’s other gold medallists so far, all in weightlifting. 

Third gold for India

Achinta started weightlifting in 2011, idolizing his brother who was also a former weightlifter. He later joined Army Sports Institute in 2015


In 2015, he was made a part of the Indian National Camp. In 2016 & 2017 he again trained at ASI, and has been in the National camp since 2018.

Background (cont.)

Sheuli won the Commonwealth Senior Championship in 2019 and 2021, ahead of Sri Lanka and Malaysian lifters

History of the golden lifter

Sheuli was forced to take up embroidery to support his family after his father, a cycle-rickshaw driver, passed away when he was young.

Tough beginnings

His 140kg hoist in snatch was a new CWG record. He managed a huge lift of 170kg as well to take his total to 313kg — a new CWG record.

Another record created

India have made a strong start to their CWG 2022 campaign, with three golds, two silvers and a bronze, all won in weightlifting

India now have six medals

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