About Katulu Ravi Kumar
Katulu Ravi Kumar (born 24 April 1988) is an Indian weightlifter from Odisha. At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's 69 kg (152 lb) weightlifting category.
K. Ravi Kumar hails from Berhampur in Odisha. He started weightlifting at the Veer Hanuman Club in the city. K. Ravi Kumar, originally a bodybuilder, took up weightlifting just three years before the 2010 Commonwealth games, and won with a record total of 321 kg (708 lb). He was born and brought up in Berhampur, Odisha, K. Ravi Kumar belongs to an ordinary family. Seven year before, he used to practice body building in a club. However, after his trainer Narayan Sahu's counsel he changed his attention towards weightlifting, which at last made him an outstanding performer.
K. Ravi Kumar won many State, National, and International awards in this short span of time. He won 3 gold medals in 2009 Commonwealth Games held at Penang, Malaysia. Then in 2010, he won 3 Gold medals in New Delhi Commonwealth games. He lifted 147 kg (324 lb) in Snatch, 175 kg (386 lb) in Clean and Jerk and a total 321 kg (708 lb) in weightlifting. In 2011, he won 3 bronze medals in senior weightlifting championship at Tongling, China. He also won 3 gold medals in senior weightlifting championship held at Bangalore. K. Ravi Kumar now works with Indian Army
Katulu Ravi Kumar Achievements
Gold Medal - 2010 Commonwealth Games, 69 kg:
The 2010 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XIX Commonwealth Games, were held in Delhi, India, from 3 to 14 October 2010. A total of 6,081 athletes from 71 Commonwealth nations and dependencies competed in 21 sports and 272 events, making it the largest Commonwealth Games to date. It was also the largest international multi-sport event to be staged in Delhi and India, eclipsing the Asian Games in 1951 and 1982. The opening and closing ceremonies were held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, the main stadium of the event. It was the first time that the Commonwealth Games were held in India and the second time it was held in Asia after Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 1998. This also marked the first time a Commonwealth Republic hosted the games. The official mascot of the Games was Shera and the official song of the Games, "Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto", was composed by celebrated Indian musician A.R. Rahman.
Sliver Medal -2014 Commonwealth Games,77 kg:
The 2014 Commonwealth Games (officially the XX Commonwealth Games) were held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 23 July to 3 August 2014.
It was the largest multi-sport event ever held in Scotland with around 4,950 athletes from 71 different nations and territories competing in 18 different sports, outranking the 1970 and 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Over the last 10 years, however, Glasgow and Scotland had staged World, Commonwealth, European, or British events in all sports proposed for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, including the World Badminton Championships in 1997
For his sporting achievements he was conferred with the Arjuna Award in 2011