Usha Kumara is an Indian female powerlifter and weightlifter, who has participated in various competitions and won many medals.
Usha Kumara was born on Sunday, 2 April 1995 (age 27 years; as of 2022) in Hassan, Karnataka, India. Her full name is Natesh Kumara Usha Bannur (also known as B.N Usha or Usha Teju Kumar). Her zodiac sign is Aries. She has done graduation and PGDCA from Alva’s College, Moodbidri, Karnataka affiliated to Mangalore University. She participated in various weightlifting and powerlifting competitions at college, national and international levels.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Weight (approx.): 86 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
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She competed as a powerlifter during her college days and participated in the Senior State Powerlifting Championship in 2014 in Moodbidri, Karnataka. In 2014, she took part in the Subrata Classic International Powerlifting Championship 2014 held at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. She participated in the All India Inter University Powerlifting Championship held at Punjab University, Chandigarh in 2017. In 2018, she started participating in weightlifting competitions. She participated in 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships held at Moodbidri, Mangalore, Karnataka from 21 January 2018 to 25 January 2018, in 34th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh from 22 February 2019 to 28 February 2019, in 35th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships held at Kolkata, West Bengal from 2 February 2020 to 8 February 2020, in 36th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships held at Patiala, Punjab from 10 August 2021 to 12 August 2021, in IWLF Youth Junior And Senior National Weightlifting Championships held at Bhubaneswar, Odisha from 19 March 2022 to 31 March 2022, and in 36th National games held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat from 28 September 2022 to 05 October 2022. She participated in Singapore Weightlifting International held from 25 February 2022 to 27 February 2022. She also took part in 22nd Commonwealth Games held at Birmingham, UK from 28 July to 3 August 2022 and finished in 6th place under the 87 kg category.
- 2014: 2 gold medals in Subrata Classic International Powerlifting Championship
- 2017: All India Inter University Powerlifting Championship under the 84 kg category
- 2022: IWLF Youth Junior And Senior National Weightlifting Championships under the 87 kg category
- 2022: Singapore Weightlifting International under the 87 kg category
- 2022: 8th Women All India Railway Weightlifting Championships
- 2014: Senior State Powerlifting Championship, Karnataka under the 84 kg category
- 2022: 36th National games in 2022 under the 87 kg category
- 2018: 33rd Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships under the 90 kg category
- 2019: 34th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships under the 87 kg category
- 2021: 36th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships under the 87 kg category
- In 2018, she was selected as Forest Guard. Later, she joined Indian Northeast Railways. She works in the Lucknow division of Indian Railways.
- She has been awarded two Athlete’s diplomas by Indian Weightlifting Federation.
- She started as a powerlifter and later, went on to become a weightlifter.
- She holds the record for Mangalore University inter-college powerlifting in the women’s 84 kg category for lifting 412.5 kg in 2017.
- She likes to do photography in her free time.