Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli (73 kg) earned India's third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2022, living up to his high profile.
Achinta Sheuli won the competition with lifts of 143 kg in a snatch and 170 kg in a clean and jerk, beating off Malaysia's Erry Hidayat Mohammad for second place with a total of 303 kg and Canada's Darsigny for third place with a total of 298 kg.
The gold medal won by Achinta Sheuli is India's third at the 2022 Commonwealth Games and its sixth overall; all of them came from weightlifting.
Achinta Sheuli thanked his family for their sacrifices and the medal after the victory.
Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli is from India. He was born on November 24, 2001, and he weighs 73 kg.
Achinta Sheuli, a gold medalist in the Commonwealth Championships, also earned the silver medal at the junior weightlifting world championships in 2021.
Achinta Sheuli is from a low-income family. After his father passed away, he and his brother were made to sew and embroider in order to support their family.
Father of Achinta Sheuli worked as a laborer in West Bengal's Howrah town.
He began weightlifting as a result of his brother's body-training visits to a nearby gym. Achinta, who is 20 years old, is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Achinta Sheuli has made a name for himself as one of the most gifted young weightlifters in India during the last two to three years.