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London Olympics: Weightlifting - Player's profile

Last updated on: July 23, 2012 02:11 IST
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WEIGHTLIFTING

Men's 69 kg

Katulu Ravi Kumar

The Odisha weightlifter is currently World No. 15 following his total lift of 311 kgs at the Asian Championships in April. The bodybuilder-turned-weightlifter came into the limelight in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi where he bagged three gold. The London Games will serve as a great learning platform for this first timer.

Age: 25

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010

Won three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Penang, Malaysia, in 2009

Silver:

Won a silver medal at the Asian Junior Men's Weightlifting Championship in Jordan in 2007

Bronze:

Won three bronze medals in the Senior Weightlifting Championship at Tongling, China in 2011

Sonia ChanuWomen's 48kg

Ngangbam Soniya Chanu

Chanu is representing a discipline which has seen the menace of doping, but the Manipuri lifter will also have the perfect stage to open a new chapter in women's weightlifting. Chanu ranks tenth in the world in the women's 48kg category. She will go to London Olympics with a lot of experience and is capable of pulling off a miracle.

Age: 32

Achievements

Gold:

Won gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Malaysia in 2009

Won gold at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Cape Town, South Africa in 2010

Silver:

Won a silver medal at the first Afro-Asian Games in Hyderabad in 2003

Won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in Melbourne, Australia, in 2005

Won a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010

Bronze:

Won a bronze medal in the Senior Asian Championships at Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in 2012



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