Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins silver in men's 67 kg to clinch second weightlifting medal for India in Thailand event

Jeremy Lalrinnunga clinched a silver in men's 67kg category, fetching India's second medal in the EGAT's Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Press Trust of India February 08, 2019 18:11:35 IST
Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins silver in men's 67 kg to clinch second weightlifting medal for India in Thailand event
  • Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Friday clinched a silver in men's 67kg category, fetching India's second medal in Thailand event.

  • Lalrinnunga lifted 131kg in snatch and 157kg in clean and jerk for a total of 288kg. The promising Mizoram weightlifter was, however, far behind the gold winner, Deni of Indonesia.

  • Lalrinnunga had won a gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October last year in the 62kg category with a total lift of 274kg (124+150).

New Delhi: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Friday clinched a silver in men's 67kg category, fetching India's second medal in the EGAT Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins silver in mens 67 kg to clinch second weightlifting medal for India in Thailand event

File image of Jeremy Lalrinnunga. Image Courtesy: Twitter@imsathisholy

The 16-year-old Lalrinnunga lifted 131kg in snatch and 157kg in clean and jerk for a total of 288kg. The promising Mizoram weightlifter was, however, far behind the gold winner, Deni of Indonesia who lifted 303kg (132+171).

Ruben Katoatau of Kiribati took the bronze with a total lift of 285kg (125+160).

Lalrinnunga had won a gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October last year in the 62kg category with a total lift of 274kg (124+150).

This tournament is a silver level Olympic qualifying event, the points from which will be counted when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done.

Swati Singh and Kopparthi Shireesha finished sixth and ninth in 59kg category with total lifts of 195kg and 189kg respectively.

On Thursday, world champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women's 49kg category with a total lift of 192kg (82+110).

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