Mangaluru, April 27, 2019: He can rightly be described as a Power Man of Mangaluru. Pradeep Kumar Acharya, the coastal city’s most talented power lifter has proved himself when he won two gold at the Asia Pacific Equipped Power lifting Championship 2019 held at Gold Coast, Australia and two silver medals at the Asian Powerlifting Championship held in Hong Kong recently.
A fitness instructor by profession, Acharya who is from Urvastores in Mangaluru hails from a humble background and is being coached by Satish Kumar Kudroli at Balanjaneya Gymnasium. His hard work and determination to succeed and the zeal with which he competes with total concentration has yielded results.
Acharya was also adjudged the Second Best Lifter at the Asia Pacific Championship where he participated in the 74 kg category and lifted an overall weight of 652.5 kgs including 252.5 kg in Squat, 190 kg in Bench Press and 250 Kg in Deadlift.
He has even won gold at Commonwealth games held at South Africa in 2017 and a silver at Asian Bench press championship, Dubai last year apart from medals in national events.
He is now gearing up for the World Championship to be held at Dubai in November this year.