Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli caught breaking into women’s hostel in NIS Patiala

The Commonwealth Games gold medalist was later kicked out of the national camp, according to reports.


Commonwealth Games 2022: Weightlifter Achinta Sheuli won India’s third gold medal at CWG 2022.


Commonwealth Games gold medalist weightlifter Achinta Sheuli was expelled from the national camp of the National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala for gross indiscipline as he allegedly attempted to break into the premises of the women’s hostel in the middle of the night.

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), which runs the NIS Patiala campus, had to take drastic action against the 22-year-old, who won the gold medal in men’s 73kg weightlifting at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022, when she was arrested Thursday evening (March 14) while attempting to break into the women’s shelter.

Sheuli, who is in Patiala preparing for the Paris Olympics, was stopped by the alert guards when he scaled the boundary wall and tried to sneak into the women’s hostel.

“Yes, he has been sent back from the national camp. He has been sent back to his original body and is currently at the Military Institute of Sports (AIS),” said Sahadev Yadav, president of the Weightlifting Federation of India ( IWLF). IANS on the phone on Saturday. Sheuli hails from West Bengal and initial reports suggest he was sent back to his hometown near Kolkata.

Yadav said no further action would be taken against the weightlifter by the federation or the SAI at the moment. It seems clear that the federation and the SAI are awaiting a thorough investigation into this matter before making a final decision.

In NIS Patiala, the male and female hostels are separate. Currently, athletes from different sports are stationed there to participate in their respective national camps during the Olympic year. The incident caused a major storm on the NIS campus and officials launched a thorough investigation into the matter.


Security guards took videos of Sheuli climbing walls: report

According to various reports, Sheuli climbed the walls of the NIS campus, and security guards caught him and even filmed it.

Reports claim that this is not the first time that such an incident involving a weightlifter has happened at NIS Patiala. A few years ago, young weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga, a Youth Olympic gold medalist and CWG medalist, was charged with the same offense and expelled from the national camp.

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