Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 12th January 2000
Place of Birth: India
Weight Class: 56kg, 62kg
Last Updated on: 23rd June


M Raja was born on 1st December 2000 in Kovilpatti, Tamil Nadu, started playing sports at an early age of 12 years. Completed his schooling from the Mayiladuthurai. The favourite pastime is reading books. Kabaddi is his one of the area of interests. Sathish Shivalingam an Indian weightlifter is his favourite sportsmen whom he follows. Raja started his training at the Gandhi Gym, Kovilpatti and later at the Sai Mayiladuthurai, and is currently training at the SAI Patiala. Sornamuthu, Kaber, and Vijay Sharma shaped his weightlifting career as a coach. M Raja has represented Tamilnadu at various championships.

M Raja belongs to a small family. His father works as a coolie, mother in a firecracker factory, and elder brother is also a weightlifter. His parents proved to be the greatest inspiration and support for him and his career when no one was there to support him mentally and financially. Mr Vijay Sharma was the most influential coach he ever trained under. The World Championship held in Malaysia was the most memorable point of his life till now.

Career Highlights

Gold MedalSilver MedalBronze Medal
Commonwealth Youth ChampionshipsJunior Commonwealth ChampionshipsIWF Youth World Championships
Gold Coast 2017Penang 2016Penang 2016
Gold Coast 2017Asian Youth Championships
Tokyo 2016


12017Commonwealth Youth Championships62 kg61.81110150260
22017Commonwealth Junior Championships62 kg61.81110150260
62017Asian Junior Championships62 kg61.84111148259
122017IWF Youth World Championships62 kg61.47106138244
122016Asian Junior Championships56 kg55.895130225
32016Asian Youth Championships56 kg55.895130225
52016Senior Commonwealth Championships56 kg55.93100133233
22016Junior Commonwealth Championships56 kg55.93100133233
32016IWF Youth World Championships56 kg55.93100133233
Statistics Source : IWF


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