Youth Olympic Games 2018: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga tops men's 62kg, is India's first-ever gold medallist

Jeremy Lalrinnunga became India's first-ever gold medal winner at the youth Olympics after the sixteen-year-old finished first in the men's 62kg category in buenos Aires

Press Trust of India October 09, 2018 09:50:42 IST
Youth Olympic Games 2018: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga tops men's 62kg, is India's first-ever gold medallist

Buenos Aires: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga notched up India's maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men's 62 kg category in Buenos Aires.

Youth Olympic Games 2018 Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga tops mens 62kg is Indias firstever gold medallist

Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifted a total of 274 kg to win the gold medal. Twitter@imsathisholy

The 15-year-old from Aizawl, who is also a world youth silver-medallist, lifted a total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) to finish on top in the Argentine capital 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 took the bronze with an effort of 260 kg (115 kg + 143 kg).

The Mizo sensation, who will turn 16 on 26 October, is being touted as the next big name in Indian weightlifting. Earlier this year, Lalrinnunga claimed a silver (youth) and a bronze (junior) in the Asian Championships, smashing two national records in the process.

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