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Father: Brijlal Thakur
Age: 28 Years
Hometown: Patnaon, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh

Vikas Thakur

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Profession(s)Weightlifter and Warrant Officer in the Indian Air Force
Physical Stats & More
[1]Glasgow 2014 Heightin centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
[2]Glasgow 2014 Weight in kilograms- 84 kg
in pounds- 185 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Weightlifting
Coach(es)• Parvesh Chander Sharma
• B.S. Medhwan
• Vijay Sharma (national coach)
Vikas Thakur with his coach Vijay Sharma
Medal(s)Gold
2015: Commonwealth Championships, Pune, in 85 kg category

Silver
2013: Commonwealth Championships, Penang, in 85 kg category
2014: Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, in 85 kg category Vikas Thakur with his silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014
2019: Commonwealth Championships, Samoa, in 96 kg category
2022: Commonwealth Games, Birmingham, in 96 kg category
Vikas Thakur with his medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022
Bronze
2017: Commonwealth Championships, Gold Coast, in 94 kg category
2018: Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast, in 94 kg category
2021: Commonwealth Championships, Tashkent, in 96 kg category
Award(s)2010: Best Weightlifter in India in the U19 Category
2013: Best Sports Person in Air Force (2012-13)
Personal Life
Date of Birth14 November 1993 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2021) 28 Years
BirthplacePatnaon Village, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
Zodiac signScorpio
NationalityIndian
HometownPatnaon Village, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh
SchoolN M Jain Model Senior Secondary School, Ludhiana, Punjab
CasteRajput [3]Instagram- Vikas Thakur
TattooOn his right chest: His parents' picture
Vikas Thakur's tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsAccording to his Instagram account, he is in a relationship. [4]Instagram- Vikas Thakur
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
ParentsFather- Brijlal Thakur (TS in Indian Railways)
Vikas Thakur with his father
Mother- Asha Thakur
Vikas Thakur with his mother
SiblingsSister- Abhilasha Thakur (advocate)
Vikas Thakur with his sister

Vikas Thakur

Some Lesser Known Facts About Vikas Thakur

  • Vikas Thakur is an Indian weightlifter and junior warrant officer at the Indian Airforce. He has won medals in three Commonwealth Games i.e. Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland (silver; 2014), Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast (bronze; 2018), and Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England (silver; 2022). He is 9 times national medalist in weightlifting with 8 gold medals and one silver medal.
  • He grew up in Ludhiana, Punjab. [5]Amar Ujala
  • Since childhood, he was interested in sports. At the age of 9, he started his training in weightlifting at his home. He used to lift iron bars at his home along with his father, who was a volleyball player. In an interview, while talking about it, he said,

    I would finish my homework early and to ensure that I don’t get into bad company, my parents put me to sports. tried athletics, boxing and finally weightlifting at the Ludhiana Club under CWG 1990 medallist Parvesh Chander Sharma.”

    A childhood picture of Vikas Thakur in a weightlifting competition

    A childhood picture of Vikas Thakur in a weightlifting competition

  • His father then decided to start Vikas’ professional training in weighting. Later, Vikas enrolled at the Ludhiana Weightlifting Center, Punjab and started his training under the Indian weightlifter Parvesh Chander Sharma. Later, he did his training at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports: Patiala, Punjab, and Weight Lifting Gym in Rakh Bagh, Ludhiana. He went on to continue his training at Ludhiana Weightlifting Club, Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana, Punjab. During an interview, he shared that in various weightlifting clubs in India, proper facilities were not available for the athletes. He said,

    We wanted more facilities for Indian athletes to match those offered to foreign athletes. Indian coaches are talented and they can produce many more champions, but we lag behind due to poor facilities. There is a need for more sports training equipment and other facilities to win medals at international competitions.”

  • Vikas has participated in various national and international weightlifting tournaments such as:
  1. 5 September 2011: Asian Junior Championships
  2. 10 October 2011: Commonwealth Junior Championships
  3. 4 June 2012: Commonwealth Junior Championships
  4. 3 May 2013: IWF Junior World Championships
  5. 1 July 2013: Asian Junior Championships
  6. 24 November 2013: Commonwealth Championships
  7. 23 July 2014: Commonwealth Games
  8. 19 September 2014: Asian Games
  9. 4 November 2014: IWF World Championships
  10. 6 September 2015: Asian Championships
  11. 11 October 2015: Commonwealth Championships
  12. 22 April 2016: Asian Championships
  13. 3 September 2017: Commonwealth Championships
  14. 27 November 2017: IWF World Championships
  15. 4 April 2018: XXI Commonwealth Games

    Vikas Thakur at the Commonwealth Games 2018

    Vikas Thakur at the Commonwealth Games 2018

  16. 20 August 2018: 18th Asian Games
  17. 7 January 2019: EGAT’s Cup International Weightlifting Championships
  18. 18 April 2019: Asian Championships
  19. 9 July 2019: Commonwealth Senior Championships
  20. 7 December 2021: IWF World Championships
  21. 7 August 2022: Commonwealth Games
  • In 2018, he was appointed as the junior warrant officer by the Indian Airforce.

    Vikas Thakur at the Indian Air Force Headquarters, New Delhi

    Vikas Thakur at the Indian Air Force Headquarters, New Delhi

  • He has received various felicitations at the state and national levels.

    Vikas Thakur on being felicitated by Prem Kumar Dhumal

    Vikas Thakur on being felicitated by Prem Kumar Dhumal

  • In 2018, he was tested for dope test, and he came negative for the test. In an interview, while talking about the test, the then general team manager Namdev Shirgaonkar said,

    The officials of the medical commission took three athletes, one more athlete, Vikas Thakur was called. We took them to the medical commission. Thakur’s bag was searched. He underwent a dope test. He answered all the medical commission questions, nothing was found in the bag and his dope test was clear. He was on his way home but unfortunately we were told that he should be brought to the medical commission. After that he was cleared and he went. Thakur does not have any doping history.”

  • During an interview, while talking about the facilities provided to Vikas by the Indian government, he said,

    The government allots funds for players, however it does not reach them. It should identify the source of corruption. The government does not ask, and players do not raise their voice against it. Even if they raise their voice, nobody listens to them. I belong to a middle-class family, and my family supported me in all ways to make me reach this level. However, not all are fortunate enough to have the motivational and financial support of their families, which is why talent remains buried in Punjab.”

    He added,

    My nomination for the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Award was filed in 2015, however I have not received it until now. Though cash prizes or rewards are not more important than the pride of the nation, however they do help in motivating sportspersons and encouraging them to work harder. Now, I have no expectations from the state government for any welcome, prize, or honour. I start my practice from tomorrow, and will focus on the upcoming Asian Games and World Championships.”

  • He is often spotted drinking alcohol at parties and events.

    Vikas Thakur in a restaurant

    Vikas Thakur in a restaurant