Achinta Sheuli Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Education, Biography

Achinta Sheuli Height, Weight, Family, Facts, Education, Biography
Achinta Sheuli Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth November 24, 2001
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Achinta Sheuli is an Indian weightlifter who came into the spotlight in July 2022 when he clinched the ‘Gold’ medal in the 73 kg weight class at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. He lifted 143 kg in snatch which equaled his personal best and also set a new Commonwealth Games record. He then lifted 170 kg in clean & jerk to achieve a total of 313 kg. This total was also a new Commonwealth Games record. At the 2021 World Junior Weightlifting Championships, in the 73 kg weight class, he won the ‘Silver’ medal and became the 1st Indian male to reach the podium in the history of this competition. At the 2019 Apia (Samoa) Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships, he won the ‘Gold’ medal in the 73 kg weight class. He went on repeat that feat at the 2021 edition of the event held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Born Name

Achinta Sheuli

Nick Name

Mr. Calm

Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2022
Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in July 2022 (Achinta Sheuli / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Deulpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India

Residence

Deulpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Achinta had attended the Deulpur High School, a higher secondary school in his hometown of Deulpur.

Occupation

Weightlifter

Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2022
Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2022 (Achinta Sheuli / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Pratik Sheuli (Laborer, Rickshaw Driver) (d. April 2013)
  • Mother – Purnima Sheuli (Worker in the Textile Industry)
  • Siblings – Alok Sheuli (Older Brother) (Contractual Employee with a local Fire Brigade, Former Weightlifter)

Manager

He has been represented by Digital Yog, Talent Management & Digital Marketing Firm, New Delhi, India.

Weight Class

73 kg

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

73 kg or 161 lbs

Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021
Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2021 (Achinta Sheuli / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Side-parted, side-cropped, wavy hair
  • Often sports a light stubble
Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2022
Achinta Sheuli as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2022 (Achinta Sheuli / Instagram)

Achinta Sheuli Facts

  1. Born into a lower-middle-class family, Achinta endured his fair share of struggles in his childhood and youth. He started weightlifting in 2011, inspired by his older brother, but his world came crashing down in April 2013 when his father passed away.
  2. His older brother had to give up his dream of becoming a champion weightlifter so that he could somehow support him and their mother. Achinta’s mother began working several odd jobs to make ends meet and eventually started doing zari (zari is an even thread traditionally made of fine gold/silver and used in traditional Indian garments, especially as brocade in saris) work locally.
  3. Achinta’s older brother also began working contractually to support the family while Achinta continued to train for weightlifting and would help out his mother and brother with their work, whenever possible.
  4. His fortunes changed when he participated in the Youth National Games held in the state of Haryana and secured the 3rd position. He then grabbed further attention when he won the Junior National Weightlifting Tournament in 2013 in the 50 kg weight class.
  5. This feat saw him get invited to train at the Army Sports Institute (a multi-disciplinary facility that imparts training in archery, athletics, boxing, diving, wrestling, fencing, and weightlifting) in Pune, Maharashtra, in 2014.
  6. Around this time, he was also appointed to the post of ‘Havildar’ (equivalent to sergeant) in the Indian Army through the sports quota. This helped his family out tremendously in financial terms and also afforded him sufficient time to focus fully on weightlifting.
  7. At the 2018 Asian Youth Championships, he won the ‘Silver’ medal.

Featured Image by Achinta Sheuli / Instagram

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