CWG 2022: PM Modi congratulates Achinta Sheuli for winning gold


Sheuli heaved 313 Kg (143kg 170kg) to grab the gold while his competitor Malaysia’s Erry Hidayat Muhammad heaved 303kg (135kg 163kg). Shad Darsigny of Canada was third by lifting a total weight of 298kg (135kg 163kg).

“I am very happy. After overcoming many struggles, I won this medal. I will dedicate this medal to my brother and coaches. Next, I will prepare for Olympics,” Achinta Sheuli told ANI.


With Achinta Sheuli’s gold, India has bagged a total of 3 gold medals in the commonwealth games 2022 as of now. Also, India won its sixth medal of the games.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi shared a video of him interacting with the Indian contingent for the 2022 edition of the CWG games.

In the video, PM Modi can be seen asking Sheuli about the latter’s composed and focused behaviour and how the budding star likes movies but cannot see them because of his busy schedule.

Later Modi says that once the young athlete returns with a gold medal he can see films, as he will have ample time to entertain himself.

Recalling the conversation, PM Modi tweeted, “Before our contingent left for the Commonwealth Games, I had interacted with Achinta Sheuli. We had discussed the support he received from his mother and brother. I also hope he gets time to watch a film now that a medal has been won.”

Achinta Sheuli started weightlifting in 2012, inspired by his older brother Alok. Achinta’s older brother, Alok, gave up the sport and started working as a laborer to support the family after his father passed away in 2014.

Achinta Sheuli lost his father Pratik, a laborer, in April 2014. Elder brother Alok recounted that Achinta cried because they did not have money for their father’s funeral.

Achinta Sheuli is from Kolkata, he was brought up in Deulpur, a two-hour bus ride from Howrah.

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