Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 14th November 1993
Place of Birth: Patnoun, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India
Weight Class: 77kg, 85kg, 94kg
Last Updated on: 21st April


94 kg Indian National Record Holder


An Indian Air Force personal, Vikas Thakur, has been part of Punjab, Services and Air Force.


Vikas, one of India’s senior weightlifter, hails from a Patnoun panchayat of Himachal Pradesh. He started with weightlifting when he was 9 years old. Vikas’s father was the inspiration behind choosing sports as a career.


Vikas is representing India since 2011. His medal list is getting long and long with improved performance. In 2017 World Championships he created 3 national records in 94  kg. He also holds the National Games record in 85 kg category.


Commonwealth Games is one of the platforms every athlete dream for. In 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games he won Silver medal for India in 85 kg category.


In spare time Vikas likes to listen to Punjabi Music. Athletics and Wrestling are the other sports he like and follow, particularly, Usain Bolt.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
Commonwealth ChampionshipsCommonwealth ChampionshipsCommonwealth Games
Pune 2015Penang 2013Gold Coast 2018
Commonwealth Junior ChampionshipsCommonwealth Junior ChampionshipsCommonwealth Championships
Apia 2012Cape Town 2011Gold Coast 2017
Penang 2013Commonwealth Games
Glasgow 2014
Asian Junior Championships
Pattaya 2011
Bishkek 2013


32017Commonwealth Championships94 kg93.56150190340
82016Asian Championships85 kg84.8150185335
12015Commonwealth Championships85 kg84.31152183335
92015Asian Championships85 kg84.8148182330
352014IWF World Championships85 kg84.48145177322
72014Asian Games85 kg84.72148179327
22014Commonwealth Games85 kg84.11150183333
22013Commonwealth Championships85 kg84.28150172322
12013Commonwealth Junior Championships85 kg84.28150172322
22013Asian Junior Championships85 kg83.96142180322
62013IWF Junior World Championships85 kg83.64142175317
12012Commonwealth Junior Championships77 kg76.5130156286
22011Commonwealth Junior Championships77 kg76.58120156276
22011Asian Junior Championships77 kg76.4133151284


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