Mizo weightlifter wins gold at Youth Olympics Games

Mizo weightlifter wins gold at Youth Olympics Games

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Guwahati, October 9, 2018:

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga bagged the maiden gold medal for India in men’s 62 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympics Games at Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The 15-year-old from Mizoram capital Aizawl, who won a silver medal at the World Youth Championship, had lifted a total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) to win the gold on Monday night. The silver medal went to Turkey’s Toptas Caner, who lifted 263 kg (122 kg + 141 kg), while Colombia’s Villar Estiven Jose clinched the bronze with an effort of 260 kg (115 kg + 143 kg).

Lalrinnunga, who will turn 16 on October 26, is being seen as the next big star in Indian weightlifting. Earlier this year, he had claimed a silver (youth) and a bronze (junior) in the Asian Championships, smashing two national records on his way to glory