KATULU Ravi < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA India   
Gender Men
Born 24 Apr 1988 in Brahmapur, IND
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Patiala, IND
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Army
Languages English, Hindi, Punjabi
Higher education KK College: Brahmapur, IND
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He was interested in bodybuilding growing up, and first tried weightlifting in 2004. In 2007 he joined the Beer Hanuman Club in Brahmapur, India.
Why this sport? He began training to help with his government job and also to protect his family.
Club / Team Army Sports Institute: Pune, IND
International Debut
Year 2008
Competing for India
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)
Most influential person in career His mother. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)
Hero / Idol Coach Imare Zsuga from Hungary and Turkish weightlifter Naim Suleymanoglu. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014, 30 Jul 2014)
Injuries He recovered from a shoulder injury and a bout of fever in time to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (intoday.in, 31 Jul 2012)
Awards and honours He was presented with an Arjuna Award in 2011. (orissadiary.com, 29 Aug 2011)