Jeremy Lalrinnunga, the teenage weightlifting sensation has created another history by clinching gold medal at Commonwealth championships at Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan. Though he was unable to breach his personal best of 306 kgs but the pile up of weights he lifted was enough to be the showstopper and bag gold.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga is contesting in 67kgs category and that lift of 305 kgs had the selectors in awe of its beauty. The swiftness he showed while pulling the weight was remarkable and scoring.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga is a 2018 Youth olympics gold medalist who has the personal best record of 306 kgs ( 140+166 kgs) that came at a match in 2019.
The 19-year-old also created a national record in the snatch event enroute his podium finish but was unable to do the same in the clean and jerk section where he failed to lift 168kg.
In the World Championships which are being held simultaneously with the Commonwealth Championship, the Mizo teenager was placed fourth in snatch and seventh overall.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga had suffered a knee injury in April during the Asian Championships here. Despite this he recovered to stride on his dream of Golds.
He with his valour, finished fourth at Junior World Championship but failed to clear the clutter to pass into Tokyo Olympics qualifiers list.
This Commonwealth Weightlifting championships happening at Tashkent, Uzbekistan is a serving platform to select ontenders for the Commonwealth Games 2022 happening at Birmingham.
The gold medalists in each weight category in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships directly qualify for the 2022 CWG and the rest will qualify through Commonwealth rankings.
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