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Name DEY Sukhen
NOC IND - India India Date of Birth 28 MAR 1989
Residence Gender Male
Height 165 cm Weight 56 kg
Discipline Weightlifting

Weightlifting

BiographiesResult
Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Ranking Remarks
Men's 56kg 106kg 136kg 242kg 12

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
1056kg2010Guangzhou, CHN230
Asian Championships
656kg2013Astana, KAZ241
656kg - Clean & Jerk2013Astana, KAZ135
756kg - Snatch2013Astana, KAZ106
Commonwealth Games
156kg2014Glasgow, GBR248
World Junior Championships
356kg - Snatch2009Bucharest, ROU109
456kg2009Bucharest, ROU241
456kg - Clean & Jerk2009Bucharest, ROU132
World Ranking
1556kg2013254

Detailed Information

Biography
Occupation Athlete, Serves in the Air Force
Spouse & Children Wife and children
Languages Spoken Bengali, English, Hindi
Club Army Sports Institute, Pune, IND
Coach Sandeep Sharma [national] (IND) (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He began weightlifting in 2001 at age 12 in Kolkata, India. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)

Reason for taking up this sport
As a youngster he aspired to be a body builder but his efforts in the gym couldn't tone up his muscles the way he wanted. So he shifted to weightlifting with encouragement from his brother. (shibpurinternational.com, 01 Jan 2011; sportskeeda.com. 01 Aug 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)

Hero
Turkish weightlifter Halil Mutlu. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)

Most influential person in career
His brother. (shibpurinternational.com, 01 Jan 2011; sportskeeda.com. 01 Aug 2014)

General
SANCTION
He was stripped of his gold medal at the 2011 Continental Grand Prix in Malaysia after he tested positive for methylhexaneamine. He was subsequently banned for two years. (foxsportspulse.com, 24 Apr 2011)

NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first Indian weightlifter to win a medal at a junior world championship, by claiming bronze in the 56kg category at the 2009 edition in Romania. (zeenews.com, 14 May 2010)

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