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CWG 2022: India’s 19-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins gold in Men’s 67kg Weightlifting final

Indian weightlifters have won 2 golds, 2 silvers, and a bronze in the Commonwealth Games 2022, so far.

After a fierce competition, India’s 19-year-old weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins a gold medal in the 67kg Men’s Weightlifting category. Jeremy has been training away from home since he was 9. He won India its 2nd Gold on day 3 of the event. He started the snatch attempts with 136kg and went on to lift 140kg in the next attempt. However, his third attempt to lift 143kgs didn’t succeed, he was still in the Gold medal position after the snatch round. This is a new Games record of 140kg. In the clean and jerk, Jeremy lifted 160kg and took a lead by lifting a total of 300kg. The Somaon, Vaipava Lone tried to lift 170kg but failed, and India’s lifter remained at the top winning the gold by 7 kgs.

Vaipava Ioane and Edidiong Umoafia win silver and bronze respectively lifting 293 and 290kgs.

Jeremy has earlier won Gold at the 2018 Youth Olympics and also topped the Commonwealth Games 2022 qualification podium.

Watch: Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India’s 2nd gold in Men’s 67kg Weightlifting final

The youngster’s dedication can be clearly seen as his phone’s wallpaper was the Commonwealth Gold medal. He said “When the design of the Commonwealth Games medals was released, I immediately downloaded the picture from social media. I saved the gold medal as my wallpaper. Because it’s my phone wallpaper, it’s the first thing I see when I wake up in the morning, and it’s the last thing I see before I go to sleep. It is a huge motivation for me.”

Sanskruti Yadav
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