Lovepreet Singh is an Indian weightlifter who won a bronze medal in the 109 weight category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games (Birmingham) creating a national record of 192 kg in clean and jerk.
Lovepreet Singh was born on Saturday, 6 September 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022) in Bal Sachander, Amritsar, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He pursued his primary schooling at a government school in Rajasansi, Amritsar. At the age of 13, Lovepreet Singh first developed an interest in weightlifting watching former weightlifters Heera Singh and Rupinder Singh, natives of his hometown, who later trained Lovepreet. While Heera Singh is a weightlifting coach, Rupinder Singh is in CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force). He grew up in a humble household watching his father sewing garments in his store outside their two-room village residence and his grandfather selling vegetables. Hence, when Lovepreet made up his mind to pursue a career in weightlifting, lack of money was the biggest obstacle which stood in his path. At that time, their grandfather and uncles provided Lovepreet with the financial aid required to continue with his weightlifting training. Later, he enrolled in D.A.V. Senior Secondary School, Amritsar, from where he passed class 12. He actively participated and won medals in weightlifting competitions during his school days. He was inducted into the national camp in Patiala, where trained under coach Vijay Sharma, after seven years of hard work and determination.
Height: 6′ (182 cm)
Weight: 109 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 42 Inches, Waist: 38 Inches, Biceps: 20 Inches
Parents & Siblings
Lovepreet Singh’s father, Kirpal Singh, works as a tailor. His mother’s name is Sukhwinder Kaur. Lovepreet Singh is the eldest of three siblings. His younger brother’s name is Harpreet Singh, and his sister’s name is Manpreet Kaur.
Lovepreet Singh’s father, Kirpal Singh
Lovepreet Singh’s mother, Sukhwinder Kaur
Lovepreet Singh’s sister, Manpreet Kaur
Wife & Children
Lovepreet Singh is unmarried (as of 2022).
Lovepreet Singh’s grandfather, Gurmej Singh, is a vegetable seller. His grandmother’s name is Jasbir Kaur.
Lovepreet Singh follows Sikhism.
During his school days, Lovepreet started working with wholesale vegetable vendors in Amritsar mandi (vegetable market) to sustain his weightlifting dream and supplement his father’s scanty income. He used to reach mandi by 4 am, rush back home by 6 am, get ready, and immediately leave for training. In an interview, his father recalled Lovepreet’s struggles and said,
My income was not enough and he knew that. So, he started working part time at Amritsar vegetable mandi. He used to earn around Rs 300 per day which he used to spend on his diet and other requirements.”
Furthermore, Lovepreet also worked as a “Ghodiwala” at weddings, where his job was to chauffeur around the groom’s mare.
An old image of Lovepreet Singh with a wedding mare
In 2015, he secured a job in the Indian Navy. While talking about Lovepreet’s job in an interview in 2022, his brother, Harpreet said,
He appeared in the Indian Navy trials and got selected. He has been working as Havildar there for more than five years now. That helped him and us a lot.”
As a member of the Chandigarh Amateur Weightlifting Association, he started competing in weightlifting competitions in 2017.
- 2017 Junior Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship (Gold Coast) in the 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 325 kg (150kg Snatch + 175kg clean & jerk)
- 2016-2017 Junior Nationals (Bhubaneswar) in 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 317 kg (143kg Snatch +174kg clean & jerk)
- 2017-2018 Junior Nationals (Visakhapatnam) in 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 328 kg (152 kg Snatch +176 kg clean & jerk)
- 2021-22 Senior Nationals (Bhubaneswar) in 109 kg weight category with a total lift of 350 kg (162 kg Snatch +188 kg clean & jerk)
- 2021 Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships (Tashkent) in the 109 kg weight category with a total lift of 348kg (161 kg Snatch +187 kg clean & jerk)
Lovepreet Singh (left) at Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships 2021 in Tashkent
- 2020-21 Senior Nationals (Patiala) in 109 weight category with a total lift of 332 kg (151 kg Snatch+ 181 kg clean & jerk)
- 2017 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships (Kathmandu) in the 105 kg weight category with a total lift of 331 kgs (151 kgs Snatch + 180 kgs clean & jerk)
Lovepreet Singh (bronze medal) at the 2017 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships (Kathmandu)
- 2022 Commonwealth Games (Birmingham) in the 109 kg weight category with a total lift of 355 kg (163 Snatch + 192kg clean and jerk) (Clean and Jerk National Record)
Cameroon’s Junior Periclex Ngadja Nyabeyeu (center), Samoa’s Jack Hitila Opeloge (left), and Lovepreet Singh at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
- He has a weightlifter inked on his right arm.
Lovepreet Singh’s tattoo
- In an interview, his father also shared that they had been putting off the renovation of their shabby house to provide for Lovepreet’s weightlifting requirements.
- With Lovepreet Singh securing a bronze medal at CWG 2022, India gained its second-ever medal in an over-100kg weightlifting category in the Commonwealth Games after Pardeep Singh’s silver in the 105kg, which he earned at Gold Coast 2018.