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Jeremy lifts nation’s pride

DNMUM423831 | 10/10/2018 | Author : Chander Shekhar Luthra | WC :554

15-year-old weightlifter wins India’s first gold; Manu Bhaker triumphs in 10m air pistol
Buenos Aires 2018
Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who will turn 16 on October 26, has scripted history by winning India’s first ever gold medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Monday night.
The 15-year-old from Aizwal, who is also a world youth silver-medallist, lifted a total of 274kg (124kg +150kg) to finish on top in the 62-kg category. The silver went to Turkey’s Toptas Caner, who lifted 263 kg (122kg+141kg), while Colombia’s Villar Estiven Jose took the bronze with an effort of 260 kg (115kg+143kg).
The Mizoram sensation is being touted as the next big thing in Indian weightlifting. Going by his own version, Lalrinnunga was only forced to take up weightlifting as an alternate sport after his father’s (Lalneihtlunanga) boxing academy was to
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