Lovepreet Singh is an Indian weightlifter who won a bronze medal in the 109 weight category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (Birmingham) and set a national record of 192 kg in clean and jerk.
Lovepreet Singh was born on Saturday 6th September 1997.age 25 years; by 2022) in Bal Sachandar, Amritsar, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He completed his primary education in a government school in Rajasansi, Amritsar. At the age of 13, Lovepreet Singh first developed an interest in weightlifters, former weightlifters Hira Singh and Rupinder Singh, a native of their hometown, who later coached Lovepreet. While Hira Singh is the weightlifting coach, Rupinder Singh is in the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force). He grew up in a simple house, watching his father stitch clothes in his store outside their two-room village residence and his grandfather selling vegetables. So, when Lovepreet made up her mind to pursue a career in weightlifting, paucity of money was the biggest hurdle in her path. At that time, her grandfather and uncle provided the necessary financial support to Lovepreet to continue her weightlifting training. Later, he joined DAV Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, from where he passed class 12th. He actively participated in weightlifting competitions during his school days and won medals. He was inducted into the national camp in Patiala, where after seven years of hard work and determination, he was trained under coach Vijay Sharma.
height: 6′ (182 cm)
weight: 109 kg
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
Body Measurements (Approximately): Chest: 42 inches, waist: 38 inches, fish: 20 inches
parents and siblings
Lovepreet Singh’s father Kripal Singh works as a tailor. His mother’s name is Sukhwinder Kaur. Lovepreet Singh is the eldest of three siblings. His younger brother’s name is Harpreet Singh and sister’s name is Manpreet Kaur.
wife and children
Lovepreet Singh is unmarried (as of 2022).
Lovepreet Singh’s grandfather Gurmez Singh is a vegetable seller. His grandmother’s name is Jasbir Kaur.
Lovepreet Singh follows Sikhism.
During her school days, Lovepreet started working with wholesale vegetable vendors in Amritsar Mandi (vegetable market) to sustain her weightlifting dream and to meet her father’s meager income. He used to reach Mandi by 4 in the morning, come back home at 6 in the morning, get ready and immediately leave for training. In an interview, his father recalled the struggles of Lovepreet and said,
My income was not enough and he knew it. Hence, he started working part time in Amritsar Sabzi Mandi. He used to earn around Rs 300 a day which he used to spend on his diet and other necessities. ,
Apart from this, Lovepreet also acted as a “marewala” at weddings, where her job was to circle the groom’s mare.
In 2015, he secured a job in the Indian Navy. Talking about Lovepreet’s job in an interview in 2022, her brother Harpreet said,
He appeared in the trials of the Indian Navy and got selected. He has been working there as a constable for more than five years. It helped him and us a lot.”
As a member of Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Association, he started participating in weightlifting competitions in 2017.
- 2017 Junior Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships (Gold Coast) in 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 325 kg (150 kg snatch + 175 kg clean and jerk)
- 2016-2017 Junior National (Bhubaneswar) in 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 317 kg (143 kg snatch +174 kg clean and jerk)
- 2017-2018 Junior National (Visakhapatnam) in 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 328 kg (152 kg snatch +176 kg clean and jerk)
- 2021-22 Senior National (Bhubaneswar) in 109 kg weight category with a total lift of 350 kg (162 kg snatch +188 kg clean and jerk)
- 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships (Tashkent) in 109 kg weight category with a total weight of 348 kg (161 kg snatch +187 kg clean and jerk)
- 2020-21 Senior National (Patiala) in 109 weight category with a total weight of 332 kg (151 kg snatch + 181 kg clean and jerk)
- 2017 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships (Kathmandu) in 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 331 kg (151 kg snatch + 180 kg clean and jerk)
- 2022 Commonwealth Games (Birmingham) in 109 kg weight category with a total lift of 355 kg (163 snatches + 192 kg clean and jerk) (clean and jerk national record)
Facts / Trivia
- A lifter is inscribed on his right hand.
- In an interview, his father also shared that he was putting off the renovation of his dilapidated house to meet Lovepreet’s lifting requirements.
- With Lovepreet Singh securing a bronze medal at the CWG 2022, India secured its second medal in the over 100kg weightlifting category at the Commonwealth Games after Pradeep Singh’s silver in 105kg, which he earned at Gold Coast 2018.