Mukesh Singh Gehlot
Mukesh Singh Gahlot was born in Karkoli, a small village on the outskirts of Delhi. In his childhood, Gahlot was bright, excelling academically and also in athletics. He gained a passion for sports after his mother whom he had a close relationship, passed away suddenly in 1993. Playing and improving in sporting endeavours distracted him from his grief, making him an exceptionally motivated athlete in his younger years.
His father originally wanted him to use his brains to obtain a white collar job as he believed it would garner Gahlot a more reliable career. Gahlot studied, applied and successfully graduated as a mechanical engineer. He worked in the private sector for a number of years, garnering lucrative job offers from big firms such as Ashok Leyland, Infosys and TVS before ultimately choosing to pursue bodybuilding full-time instead.
After winning several amateur events and the domestic state championship, he secured a professional contract to train with the India Railways sponsored athlete. The Railways Sports Promotion Board offered him a role in their team competing in the Indian Weightlifting Federation. The government income and expert training support was instrumental in helping Gahlot fulfill his athletic potential, and brought about a vast change in his physique to a world class standard.
Following a more formal introduction to bodybuilding and a paying job, Gahlot’s family more readily accepted his career. This culminated in several more amateur competition wins, and continued success at state-level championships. These humble beginnings were the solid foundations of Gahlot’s later national success and acclaim.
- British Open Powerlifting Championship 2012 – Two gold medals
- World Powerlifting Championship 2013 – Gold
- Asian Bodybuilding Championship, 2012 – Silver medal
- Olympia, 2018 Pro Powerlifting Division- Bronze Medal
- Olympia, 2017 Pro Powerlifting Division- Gold Medal
- Mr. India 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
- World Powerlifting Championship England 2016 – Gold Medal