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

Ragala Venkat Rahul

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

Wiki/Biography

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

Physical Appearance

[1]Gold Coast 2018 Height: 5′ 9″

[2]Gold Coast 2018 Weight: 85 kg

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Ragala Venkat Rahul

Family

He belongs to the Yerukula community. [3]The Times of India

Parents & 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

Career

Ragala started his weightlifting training at Telangana State Sports School, Telangana. He then started participating in various national and international weightlifting competitions such as:

  • 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: Asian Youth Games
  • 2013: Asian Junior Cup
  • 2013: Commonwealth Youth Championships
  • 2013: Commonwealth Junior Championships
  • 2014: Asian Youth (Yog Qualification) Championship
  • 2014: 2nd Youth Olympic Games
  • 2014: IWF World Championships
  • 2015: 22nd Women And 29th Men 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 Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

    Ragala Venkat Rahul at Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

  • 2019: EGAT’s Cup International Weightlifting Championships
  • 2019: Commonwealth Senior Championships
  • 2022: Commonwealth Games

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 the Secunderabad Railway Station.

Medals

Gold

  • 2013: Asian Youth Games, Nanjing
  • 2017: Commonwealth Championships, Gold Coast
  • 2018: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast

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

    Ragala Venkat Rahul with his medal at 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/Trivia

  • Ragala’s father, being a sportsperson himself, wanted his children to make their careers in sports. In the 90s, his father enrolled Ragala and Kunal (Ragala’s brother) in a sports school in Hakimpet, Telangana. They studied there up to class 3. Ragala’s father then decided to shift to a city along with his family, and he collected Rs 25 lakh and moved to Hyderabad. During an interview, Ragala’s father shared that he always believed in the potential of his sons. He said,

    I always believed in the potential of my sons and know that they will win medals in the Commonwealth Games. Though I am a sportsman myself, I never got any encouragement, and that made me determined to train my sons.’’

  • In 2018, Ragala took a rest of 7 months from weightlifting as he suffered a minor knee injury after the Commonwealth Games 2018. According to some sources, he paid a medical bill of Rs. 5 lakh for the same. Post recovery, he won a medal at the Inter-Railway Championship.
  • He has got a tattoo of his parents inked on his chest. During an interview, while talking about the tattoo, he said,

    My mother passed away two years ago and I got this tattoo two months after her loss. It is my way of showing my love for them.”

    Ragala Venkat Rahul's tattoo

    Ragala Venkat Rahul’s tattoo

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