List of Famous Weightlifters from Karnataka

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This List contains the 4 Famous Weightlifters from Karnataka .

Weightlifting is a sport or activity of lifting barbells or other heavy weights. It is an Olympic sport in which an athlete attempts a maximum weight in single lift of a barbell loaded with weight plates. In this sports a weightlifter receives three attempts to pick maximum weight. Many weightlifters of India won medals in weightlifting competition at Olympic.

There are two standard lifts in modern weightlifting, single-movement lift from floor to extended position (the snatch) and two-movement lift from floor to shoulder position, and from shoulders to extended position (the clean and jerk). Below is the list of famous weightlifters from Karnataka.

List of Famous Weightlifters from Karnataka
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  1. Farman Basha was born on 25th February 1974 in Bangalore, Karnataka, he is a famous Indian weightlifter. In 2010 he won bronze medal at Asian Para Games in Guangzhou, China and in 2012 Basha represented India at Summer Paralympics in London. Basha is afflicted with poliomyelitis, which he contracted when he was one year old. In 1998 he won gold medal and set a new national record in South Zone.
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  2. Satheesha Rai is a very famous Indian weightlifter and Olympian from Mangalore, Karnataka. Rai also awarded with Arjun Award in 1999 for his performance in weightlifting. He also won one gold medal and two silver medals in Commonwealth Game in 2002. You can also check more information about Satheesha Rai and his career by click on "View More" button.
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  3. Sakina Khatun was born on 20th June 1989 in Bangalore, Karnataka, she is a famous weightlifter of India. She also won bronze medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games. On the occasion of International Women's Day Sakira awarded by The Brew Magazine in Chennai with 2016 BREW Awards. You can read complete detail about Sakina Khatun by click on "View More" button given below the article.
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