Youth Olympic champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga gained the gold medal for India in males’s weightlifting 67 kg class on Sunday (July 31), the 19-year-old made a Video games report lifting 140 kgs in Snatch and was not stopping there going for 143 kgs in his third try. Jeremy made historical past on the Video games lifting 140 kgs to make a Commonwealth Video games report in Snatch. In a while he lifted 160 kg in clear and jerk in his 2nd try guaranteeing the gold medal clinch and injured himself whereas doing it.
Jeremy, who was combating knee and again accidents after final 12 months’s Commonwealth Championships in Tashkent made a classy comeback at Birmingham CWG 2022.
Lalrinnunga additionally holds the nationwide data which embrace 141 kg (snatch), 167 kg (clear and jerk), a complete of 306 kgs within the 67kg class.
His father was a well-known face in Aizawl, Mizoram however not for weightlifting within the early 90s. His household scenario at that second did not enable him to chase his goals and he was left with no choice however to start out working a labourer on contract with the native Energy Works Division (PWD).
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He had 5 boys out of which one is Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who additionally began boxing however fell in love weightlifting. He then made historical past for India profitable maiden gold on the 2018 Youth Olympics within the males’s 62kg class.
Jeremy is a product of Military’s Boys Sports activities Firm who has bagged a number of medals earlier than within the prime worldwide occasion (age group) and he additionally gained the Nationwide championship in Kolkata in 2020. He battled a whole lot of accidents earlier than getting his first senior medal on the Commonwealth Championships in Tashkent final 12 months.