Sathish Kumar Sivalingam

Further Personal Information
Residence
Vellore, IND
Occupation
Athlete, Railway Worker
Languages
English, Hindi, Tamil
Higher education
History, Humanities - C Adbul Hakeem College: India
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was trained by his father until he was age 13, and then joined a weightlifting club near his home.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to weightlifting by his father, who competed in the sport at national level in India.
Club / Team
Indian Railways: India
Name of coach
Vijay Sharma [national], IND
General Interest
Nicknames
Sathy (Athlete, 04 Nov 2014)
Hobbies
Gymnastics. (Facebook page, 26 Oct 2017)
Hero / Idol
His father N Sivalingam. (Athlete, 16 Sep 2014)
Injuries
He injured his thigh at the 2018 Indian Championships in Mangaluru. Despite carrying the injury into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, he still went on to win gold in the 77kg category. He suffered a further thigh injury at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. (sportskeeds.com, 26 Sep 2018; newsx.com, 07 Apr 2018)

He suffered a slipped disc at the 2015 World Championships in Houston, TX, United States of America. (indiatimes.com, 16 Jul 2016)

A sore throat and a fever meant he had to withdraw from the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Republic of Korea. (india.com, 23 Sep 2014)

He tore a thigh muscle in 2013. (Athlete, 04 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Be truthful and honest to yourself and the sport." (asianage.com, 05 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours
In 2015 he was presented with the Arjuna Award in India. (business-standard.com, 30 Aug 2015)
Famous relatives
His father N Sivalingam competed in weightlifting at national level in India. (newindianexpress.com, 29 Jul 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sportskeeds.com, 26 Sep 2018)

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