Sathish Sivalingam

Sathish Sivalingam (born 23 June 1992) is an Indian weightlifter who won the gold medal in the men’s 77 kg weight class at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland.

Sathish was born in Sathuvachari, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India to Sivalingam and Deivanai. His father Sivalingam an ex-serviceman who won gold medals at national level and now works as a security guard at VIT University, Vellore. Sathish did his schooling in Government Higher Secondary School, Sathuvachari. He works as a clerk in Southern Railways, Chennai.

He qualified for the Rio Olympics 2016 after scoring the highest in the national selection trials held for qualification of one spot available.