Sathish Sivalingam

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Sathish Sivalingam
Personal information
Birth name Satish Kumar Sivalingam[1]
Nationality Indian
Born (1992-06-23) 23 June 1992 (age 26)
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) (2014)
Weight 77 kg (170 lb) (2018)
Sport
Country  India
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 77 kg
Updated on 21 April 2018.

Sathish Sivalingam (born 23 June 1992) is an Indian weightlifter who won gold medals in the men's 77 kg weight class at both the 2014 and the 2018 Commonwealth Games. He is supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Rahul Dravid athlete mentorship programme.

Early life[edit]

Sathish was born in Sathuvachari, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India to Sivalingam and Deivanai. His father Sivalingam an ex-serviceman who won gold medals at national level and now works as a security guard at VIT University, Vellore.[2] Sathish did his schooling in Government Higher Secondary School, Sathuvachari. He works as a clerk in Southern Railways Chennai.[3]

Career[edit]

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games he won gold medal in 77kg category. He lifted 144 kg in snatch games record and 173 kg in clean and jerk.[4]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Sivalingam won the gold medal in the men's 77 kg, with 149 kg snatch, and 179 kg clean and jerk lifts, totalling 328 kg. His lift of 149 kg in the snatch, set a new games record.[5]

Sathish qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics in the Men's 77 kg category, where he finished 11th in the field of 14 lifters. [6]

Achievements[edit]

Commonwealth Games[7]

Year Venue Event Total Result
2018 Gold Coast 77Kg 317 Gold
2014 Glasgow 77Kg 328 Gold

Commonwealth Championships[8]

Year Venue Event Total Result
2017 Gold Coast 77Kg 320 Gold
2015 Glasgow 77Kg 325 Gold
2012 Tasmania 77Kg 297 Gold

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.iwf.net/results/athletes/?athlete=sivalingam-sathish-kumar-1992-06-23&id=5415
  2. ^ "Vellore Lad Follows Dad's Lead, Keeps Up Pride of Family". The New Indian Express. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Winning CWG gold is life's turning point: Satish Kumar Sivalingam". Times of India. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam lands India's third gold medal". Times of India. 7 April 2018. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Glasgow 2014: Jack Oliver and Sarah Davies miss out on medals". BBC. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  6. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Sathish Sivalingam finishes 11th, Indian weightlifters end campaign". First Post. 11 August 2016. Retrieved 11 August 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.iwf.net/results/athletes/?athlete=sivalingam-sathish-kumar-1992-06-23&id=5415
  8. ^ http://www.iwf.net/results/athletes/?athlete=sivalingam-sathish-kumar-1992-06-23&id=5415

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