Last Updated: 07 Nov, 2023 | Views: 354
Profession: Sports Men
Other Profession(s): Weightlifter
Famous For: Indian International Weightlifter
Higher Education: High school
Achinta Sheuli is a weightlifter from India who competes in the 73 kg weight division. As part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, he won gold as well as setting a new Games record of 313 kg. He performed a snatch lift of 143 kg (a games record and a personal record) and a clean and jerk lift of 170 kg. In addition to winning two gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships, he received a silver medal at the 2021 Junior World Weightlifting Championships.
In 2011: He started weightlifting while attending Deulpur High School.
In 2013: In the 50kg weight class, he was the winner of the Junior National weightlifting tournament.
In 2014: Achinta was granted admission to the Army Sports Institute in Pune.
In 2021: He won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in the 73 kg category.
In 2022: Achinta got the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games in the 73 kg category.
Achievements and Awards:
Sheuli placed first in 50 kg weightlifting contests at the junior national level in 2013, earning a place in the Army Sports Institute in Pune the next year (2014).
Achinta made history by becoming the first Indian to earn a silver medal at the Junior World Championship.
Achinta won two gold medals in Commonwealth Championships prior to competing in Birmingham.
After his father's death, Achinta has been compelled to live in poverty. Achinta, the son of a daily wage worker, was driven to labour in knitting and needlework in order to support his family.