Achinta Shuli Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Achinta Shuli is an Indian weightlifter who competes in the 73 kg weight category. She won the gold medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games by setting a sports record of 313 kg (143 kg in snatch and 170 kg in clean and jerk).

Wiki/Biography

Achinta Shuli was born on Saturday, 24 November 2001 (age 21 years; as of 2022) in Deulpur, West Bengal. Their zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He attended Deulpur High School (HS), Deulpur, West Bengal and Army Sports Institute, Pune.

Achinta Shuli in childhood

Achinta Shuli in childhood

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 6″

Weight (Approx): 73 kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Body Measurements (Approx): Chest 42″, Waist 32″, Biceps 15″

Achinta Shuli

Family

parents and siblings

Achinta’s father Jagat Shuli (deceased) worked as a rickshaw puller. He died in 2013. His mother’s name is Purnima Shuli, who used to do embroidery work.

Achinta Shuli with her family in childhood

Achinta Shuli with her family in childhood

He has an elder brother, Alok Shuli, who works as a contractual employee in the fire brigade.

Achinta Shuli with her brother

Achinta Shuli with her brother

Wife

Achinta is unmarried.

livelihood

Achinta started her weightlifting career in 2013 when she won the junior national level weightlifting tournament for the 50 kg weight category. In 2015, he won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Youth Championships held in Apia, Samoa. In 2018, she won the gold medal at the Khelo India Youth Games held in Delhi.

Achinta Shuli with gold medal during Khelo India Youth Games 2018

Achinta Shuli with gold medal during Khelo India Youth Games 2018

In 2019, he played at the Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championships held in Apia, Samoa and won the gold medal. At the event, he created a national record by lifting 173 kg in the clean and jerk series and 143 kg in the snatch, taking the total to 316 kg.

Achinta Shuli during the Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championships (2019)

Achinta Shuli during the Commonwealth Senior and Junior Championships (2019)

In 2019, he won the gold medal at the South Asian Games held in Kathmandu.

Achinta Shuli with gold medal in South Asian Games

Achinta Shuli with gold medal in South Asian Games

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In 2019, he won the silver medal at the Asian Youth Championship held in Gifu, Japan. In 2021, she won a silver medal at the Junior World Weightlifting Championships held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Achinta Shuli during the Junior World Weightlifting Championship

Achinta Shuli during the Junior World Weightlifting Championship

In 2022, he participated in the Commonwealth Games and won the gold medal in the event held in Birmingham, England. At the event, he set a Games record by lifting 143 kg in the snatch and 170 kg in the clean and jerk series, taking the total to 313 kg.

Achinta Shuli during Commonwealth Games 2022

Achinta Shuli during Commonwealth Games 2022

Facts/General Knowledge

  • His friends and family members know him as Babu and Achi.
  • He is trained by Astam Das (former national level weightlifter) and Vijay Sharma.
  • He likes watching movies and riding motorcycles.
  • According to his mother, he did not have much interest in studies, but still he used to score good marks in the exams.
  • He discovered the sport when he was 10 years old and watched his brother and his friend lift weights in the gym.
  • When he was twelve years old, his brother joined the gym near their home to fulfill his dream of becoming a weightlifter. Achinta followed his brother’s path and also joined the gym. The gym was a temporary gym which did not have proper facilities.
    Achinta Shuli and her brother's gym

    Achinta Shuli and her brother’s gym

  • In 2013, her father, who was the sole breadwinner of the family, died after which the responsibility of the family fell on Achinta’s brother. She had to give up college and weightlifting and work as an embroiderer with her mother. He tried his best to provide all facilities to Achinta. Sometimes Achinta also did embroidery to earn some money. Talking about the time after his father’s death in an interview, he said,

    My father was a rickshaw puller. One day he had a stroke and passed away. My mother had to do some sewing work to earn her living. I and my elder brother also joined in, as all three of us had to work to manage three meals a day. Obviously, I couldn’t get the protein-rich diet I needed to become a weightlifter, but I still trained.”

  • They were earning so little that they could not meet even their basic needs. In an interview, Achinta’s brother told that he did not have money to perform the last rites of his father. He further said that he did not have money to get Achint’s phone repaired. He talked about his struggles and said,

    Achinta and I used to work in the fields; We harvested the crops and bore the burden on our heads. We have brought paddy for one rupee [per] bag. We didn’t always do it for the money. We did manual labor in a farm for a week as we were given an egg a day and a kilo of chicken at the end.”

  • According to Achinta, her childhood was not like that of every child of her age. He talked about his daily routine during the struggle and said,

    My daily routine was very simple. Get up in the morning, do some work, go training (Get up in the morning, do some embroidery, then go and do training) by 10 in the morning. Then go to school, come back. Train again, come home, do some more embroidery work, then sleep.”

    Achinta Shuli during her practice session

    Achinta Shuli during her practice session

  • In 2013, Achinta got a call from the Army Sports Institute, Pune after seeing her performance in the Junior Nationals, where she came fourth. He joined the institute in 2015 when he was in class six.
  • He earns a stipend of Rs. 10,000 per month because he is a member of the Khelo India camp. In an interview, he had said that there was a time when he used to survive with pocket money of Rs 200. 500, but now he is earning well.
  • Achinta’s coach Das was a national level weightlifter who retired due to a back injury. Achinta joined Das’s gym when he was ten years old. In an interview, Das said that when Achinta joined the gym, she was underweight. While talking about Achinta in an interview he said,

    When I saw Achinta for the first time, he was very thin and did not look like a weightlifter at all. (But) one thing that made him different is his hunger for the game. “He doesn’t give up easily.”

  • In 2019, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) provided them with physiotherapists and sports science experts.
  • He dedicated the gold medal he won at CWG 2022 to his coach and brother. he adds,

    I feel extremely happy and honoured, I have struggled a lot in life and to stand here today and make the country proud is something I have always dreamed of. This medal is not just mine, I want to dedicate this honor to my brother, my family and my coach. I am now looking forward to the Olympic Games and hope that I can repeat my performance.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Draupadi Murmu congratulated him through a Twitter post on winning the gold medal in CWG in 2022.
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Glad that the talented Achinta Shuli has won the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games. He is known for his calm nature and perseverance. He has worked very hard for this special achievement. My best wishes to him for his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/cIWATg18Ce

-Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1 August 2022

Achinta Shuli has made India proud by winning the gold medal and flying the tricolor high #Commonwealth Games, You quickly overcame the failure in one attempt and took the top spot in the lineup. You are a champion who has created history. Hearty congratulations!

– President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) 1 August 2022

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