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Youth Olympics 2018: Weightlifting sensation Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins first ever gold

Jeremy lalrinnunga has emerged as another weightlifting sensation by grabbing India’s first ever gold in men’s 62 Kg category. The 15-year-old weightlifting champion has claimed the yellow medal on the third day of the Youth Olympic Games.

Jeremy hails from Mizoram and lifted a total of 274Kg with a clean and jerk of 150 Kg and snatch of 124 Kg. The silver medal goes to Toptas Cancer of Turkey by lifting 263Kg and bronze to Villar Estiven by lifting 260 Kg weight.

In the Asian championships, Jeremy lalrinnunga won a bronze medal in junior category and silver in youth category by breaking two national records.


Jeremy got his initial training at a very tender age of 6 years under his father and national level boxer, Lalmaithuava and later joined the Army Sports Institute in Pune in 2012.

After winning his career’s first medal at World Youth Championships in 2016, Jeremy Lalrinnunga never looks back and went on claiming the medals one after the other at the international levels. He won silver at 2017 World Youth Championships and Gold medal at Commonwealth and Junior Championship in 2018.

Earlier, he started under the 56 Kg category but his coach Vijay Sharma insisted to play under 62 kg category for the Youth Olympic. India has claimed overall four medals in the ongoing Youth Olympics 2018 including a gold and three silvers.



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