Purnachandra Bidika

Summary

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
Sport
CountryIndia
SportPowerlifting
Event(s)56kg-Powerlifting

AchievementsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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