Purnachandra Bidika


Purnachandra Bidika (born 4 April 1957) is a Powerlifter from Odisha who won 4 gold medals in 2006-World Power Lifting Championship.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Bidika hails from an adivasi family of Rayagada, Odisha. The Chief Minister of Orissa has made a financial assistance of Rs.2 lakhs for his participation in international event.[12]

Purnachandra Bidika
Personal information
Full namePurnachandra Bidika
Nationality India
Born (1957-04-04) April 4, 1957 (age 65)
Odisha, India


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing   India
2005 World Power Lifting Championship South Africa Silver Four medals
2005 World Power Lifting Championship Tokyo, Japan Seventh Position 70-kg group
2006 World Power Lifting Championship Texas, United States Gold Four Gold Medals
2010 World Power Lifting Championship Ulan Bator, Mongolia Gold One Gold Medal

Other awards and achievementsEdit

  • Finished 3rd in 60-kg Master-II category of World power lifting championship held in Palmspring City in USA in 2008
  • Won District level Weight lifting championship in 1985 which he continued to win for consecutive 7 times
  • Won 52-kg Master Title at the National Arms Wrestling Championship in Bhilai
  • Won 52-kg Master Title at the National Arms Wrestling Championship in U.P. in 2006


  1. ^ "World champion works as messenger" thehindu.com
  2. ^ "Curtains down on Malyabanta mahotsav" newindianexpress
  3. ^ "Power lifters put up good performance" thehindu
  4. ^ "Orissa Governor hails power-lifter" orissadiary
  5. ^ "Mondei Samman-Raghunath Panigrahi" newindianexpress
  6. ^ "Mondei-2011" orissabarta
  7. ^ "PURNA Chandra Bidika" goodlift.info
  8. ^ "Purna Chandra Bidika" powerlifter.cz
  9. ^ "Parab kicks off at Jeypore" adivasi.jharkhand
  10. ^ "Orissa's Unsporting Babus" subratsky.blogspot
  11. ^ "XXVII World Armwrestling Championships" docstoc.com
  12. ^ "Personalities" orisports.com