Ragala Venkat Rahul

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Ragala Venkat Rahul
Personal information
Nationality Indian
Born (1997-03-16) 16 March 1997 (age 21)
Stuartpuram, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) (2018)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb) (2018)
Sport
Country  India
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 85 kg
Updated on 7 April 2018.

Ragala Venkat Rahul (born 16 March 1997) is an Indian weightlifter who won gold medal in the men's 85 kg weight class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Stuartpuram, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. He trained at Sports School in Hyderabad.[1]

Career[edit]

At the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in Nanjing, he won the silver medal in the 77 kg category. This was India's first ever medal in weightlifting at the Youth Olympics.[2]

He won a gold medal in the men's 85 kg weight class at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. He lifted a total of 338 kg - 151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean and jerk. It was the fourth gold medal for India in weightlifting at the Games.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://telanganatoday.com/telugu-man-lifts-gold-at-commonwealth-games
  2. ^ "Ragala Venkat Rahul bags silver in Youth Olympic Games". Deccan Chronicle. 22 August 2014. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ "CWG 2018: Weightlifter RV Rahul wins fourth gold for India". Times of India. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.

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