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Youth Olympic Games: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won India's maiden gold medal

Youth Olympic Games: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won India
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Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga carved history by winning Indias maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the mens 62kg...

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga carved history by winning India's maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men's 62kg category.

In the Argentine capital the 15-year-old from Aizwal, who is also a world youth silver-medallist, lifted a total of 274kg (124kg + 150kg) to reach on top.

The Mizo sensation, who will be turning 16 on October 26, is being flaunted as the next big thing in Indian weightlifting.

At the beginning of this year, Lalrinnunga won a silver (youth) and a bronze (junior) in the Asian Championships, breaking two national records in the process.

This first gold also means that India is set to record its best ever performance at the Youth Olympics.

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