Venkat Rahul Ragala from Andhra Pradesh on 7 September 2013 won weightlifting gold at Asian youth Games in Guangzhou. He won the gold in 77 kg category. He won with a lift of 142 kg in snatch and 168 kg in clean and jerk. Prior to this achievement, he won three golds at the Asian Championships in Yangon and a silver at the World Youth Championships in Tashkent.
Ragala’s father Madhu was also a weightlifter. He competed at national level.