Ragala Venkat Rahul Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Family, Biography & More

Ragala Venkata Rahul is an Indian weightlifter who competes in the 85 kg category. He won the gold medal in the 85 kg men’s category at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

Wiki/Biography

Ragala Venkat Rahul was born on Sunday, 16 March 1997 (age 25 years; as in 2022) in Stuartpuram, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Pisces. He did his schooling from AP Sports School, Hyderabad. After this he took admission in Acharya Nagarjuna University of Andhra Pradesh.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 9″

Weight: 85 kg

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Ragala Venkat Rahul

Family

He belongs to Yerukula community.

parents and siblings

His father Ragala Madhu is a Kabaddi player. His mother’s name is Neelima. His brother Kunal Varun is a weightlifter, who has won more than 60 medals in weightlifting. His sister Madhupriya is a Kabaddi player.

Ragala Venkat Rahul with his parents

Ragala Venkat Rahul with his parents

Ragala Venkat Rahul with his brother

Ragala Venkat Rahul with his brother

Ragala Venkat Rahul with his sister and father

Ragala Venkat Rahul with his sister and father

livelihood

Ragala started his weightlifting training at Telangana State Sports School, Telangana. After this he started participating in various national and international weightlifting competitions like:

  • 2011: Asian Youth Championships
  • 2012: Commonwealth Youth Championships
  • 2012: Asian Youth Championships
  • 2012: Asian Junior Championships
  • 2013: IWF Youth World Championships
  • 2013: Asian Youth Championships
  • 2013: Commonwealth Youth Championships
  • 2013: Commonwealth Junior Championships
  • 2014: Asian Youth (Yoga Qualification) Championship
  • 2014: 2nd Youth Olympic Games
  • 2014: IWF World Championships
  • 2015: 22nd Women’s and 29th Men’s Asian Junior Championships
  • 2015: Commonwealth Championships
  • 2015: Commonwealth Junior Championships
  • 2016: Asian Championships
  • 2017: Commonwealth Junior Championships
  • 2017: Commonwealth Championships
  • 2017: IWF World Championships
  • 2018: XXI Commonwealth Games
    Ragala Venkat Rahul at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

    Ragala Venkat Rahul at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

  • 2019: EGAT Cup International Weightlifting Championships
  • 2019: Commonwealth Senior Championships
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His national coach is Vijay Sharma.

Ragala Venkat Rahul with Vijay Sharma

Ragala Venkat Rahul with Vijay Sharma

In 2015, he was appointed as a ticket collector by Secunderabad Railway Station.

medal

Sleep

  • 2013: Asian Youth Games, Nanjing
  • 2017: Commonwealth Championships, Gold Coast
  • 2018: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast
    Ragala Venkat Rahul with his medal at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

    Ragala Venkat Rahul with his medal at the Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

silver

  • 2014: Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing
  • 2015: Commonwealth Championships, Pune
  • 2019: Commonwealth Championships, Apia

car collection

  • toyota innova crysta
    Ragala Venkat Rahul's Instagram post about his car

    Ragala Venkat Rahul’s Instagram post about his car

  • Mahindra Scorpio
    Ragala Venkat Rahul with his car

    Ragala Venkat Rahul with his car

Facts/General Knowledge

  • Ragala’s father, being a sportsperson himself, wanted his children to pursue a career in sports. In the 90s, his father enrolled Ragala and Kunal (Ragala’s brother) in a sports school in Hakimpet, Telangana. He studied there till class 3. Ragala’s father then decided to relocate to a city with his family and he collected Rs 25 lakh and moved to Hyderabad. During an interview, Ragala’s father shared that he always had faith in his sons’ potential. He said,

    I always had faith in the abilities of my sons and I know that they will win medals in the Commonwealth Games. Although I am a sportsperson myself, I never received any encouragement and that made me determined to train my sons.

  • In 2018, Ragala took a 7-month break from weightlifting because she suffered a minor knee injury after the Commonwealth Games 2018. According to some sources, he paid a medical bill of Rs. 5 lakhs for the same. After recovering, he won a medal in the Inter-Railway Championship.
  • He has his parents tattooed on his chest. While talking about tattoos during an interview he said,

    My mother passed away two years ago and I got this tattoo two months after she passed away. This is my way of showing my love towards him.”

    Ragala Venkat Rahul's tattoo

    Ragala Venkat Rahul’s tattoo

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