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.
Won gold at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010
Won three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in Penang, Malaysia, in 2009
Won a silver medal at the Asian Junior Men's Weightlifting Championship in Jordan in 2007
Won three bronze medals in the Senior Weightlifting Championship at Tongling, China in 2011
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.
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
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
Won a bronze medal in the Senior Asian Championships at Pyeongtaek, South Korea, in 2012
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