KATULU RAVI KUMAR
Address: Berhampur, Ganjam
Katulu Ravi Kumar (born 24 April 1988) is an Indian weightlifter from Odisha. K. Ravi Kumar now works with Indian Army.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, he won a gold medal in the Men's 69 kg (152 lb) weightlifting category. K. Ravi Kumar hailing from Berhampur, Odisha this Rajiv Khel Ratna Awardee has represented India in the 2012 London Olympicsin . He started weightlifting at the Veer Hanuman Club in the city. K. Ravi Kumar was originally a bodybuilder. He took up weightlifting just three years before the 2010 Commonwealth games, and won with a record total of 321 kg (708 lb).
K. Ravi Kumar won many State, National, and International awards in this short span of time. He won 3 gold medals in 2009 Commonwealth Games held at Penang, Malaysia Then in 2010, he won 3 gold medals at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games. He lifted 147 kg (324 lb) in the Snatch and 175 kg (386 lb) in the Clean and Jerk for a total of 321 kg (708 lb) in the 69 kg weightlifting category. In 2011, he won 3 bronze medals in senior weightlifting championship at Tongling, China. He also won 3 gold medals in senior weightlifting championship held at Bangalore. He competed for India at the 2012 Summer Olympics,and won a silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 69 kg division. His lifts were 142 kg in the snatch and 17h kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 317 kg. He came in second to fellow Indian weightlifter Sathish Sivalingam, who set a new Games record to win.