Commonwealth Games 2018 start ayinapattinundi andari drusti tana mede, elaganna esari manalni tala ettukune chestadu ani yavath bharadhesam eduru chusindi. Anukunatu gaane, tanu gold medal gelichi mana tri-colour flag inka proud feel ayyela chesadu. He is none other than 21-year old Ragala Venkat Rahul.He became India’s 4th gold medallist at Commonwealth Games 2018. He participated in the 85kg category of weightlifting, Rahul lifted a combined total of 338 kg (151 kg in snatch and 187 kg in clean and jerk) and tops the list. Since the day 1, Rahul e games lo andari surprise chestu manchi form lo unadu.
Rahul hailed from the Guntur district of Andra Pradesh. Rahul puttindi Stuartpuram, ani AP lo unte oka small place lo and e place quite popular for its crime rate. Asalu weightlifting ki tinu introduce aindi and training anta complete chesindi Telangana Sports School, Hyderabad. His father, Madhu Ragala, was a former kabaddi player and weightlifter who had to give up on his dreams due to poverty. Tana lage, tana koduku kuda ala akadito agipodadani, tanani e school lo cherpinchalani chala try chesaru. But admission test fail ayadu, with the help of Manikyala Rao, coach of the sports school, he got admission into it. Rahul was a star performer from this sports school at several international levels. School level tarvata chala ibbandulu padadu.
At the age of 17 years, Rahul, youth and junior categories of the Commonwealth Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship 2013 lo gold medals sampadinchi tana first international level competitions lo success ayadu. In 2014, Ragala had become the country’s first Junior Olympics medallist in weightlifting, winning silver in the 77 kg-category. And Rio Olympics ki prepare avtuna time lo, vala mother ki health issue ravadam valla, he didn’t prepare well and lost the chance. And adi chala disappointment time Rahul ki. But ala ani ekkada nirutsaha padakunda, inka chala kastapadi prepare ayadu.
His inspiration is Karnam Malleswari, India’s first ever woman medallist in the Olympics (Bronze, Weightlifting, 2000 Sydney Games). Asalu Karnam Malleswari gari valle, he got entered into the world of weightlifting.
Rahul qualified for the commonwealth games 2018 by securing a gold medal at the 2017 Commonwealth Senior Weightlifting Championships that was held in Gold Coast and a time lo he was suffering with the knee injury. He two years time lo, he suffered from jaundice and lost 20kg because of that. Kaani asalu confidence pokunda, chala kastapadi, e games lo heart and soul peti adadu and gelichadu.
Vela father Rahul tho agipokunda, tana tammudu Varun ni kuda weightlifting training ipistunadu and he is also making the country proud. The Andra Pradesh Government was highly pleased with the 21-year-old’s surging talent and success, rewarded Rahul with Rs 15 lakh rupees and also Pawan kalyan rewarded with Rs 10 lakhs on behalf of Janasena party. Whose ultimate dream is to clinch an Olympic medal
We are proud of you Rahul! Keep rocking!