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Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India's gold medal

Teenager Lifts for Gold! Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga (15) won India's maiden gold medal at 2018 Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina.
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India's gold medal
  • He won the medal in the men's 62 kg category by lifting total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) weight to finish on top.
  • The silver medal was won by Turkey's Toptas Caner, who lifted 263 kg (122 kg + 141 kg) and bronze medal to Colombia's Villar Estiven Jose who lifted 260 kg (115 kg + 143 kg).
  • So far this was India's fourth medal in the ongoing 2018 Youth Olympic Games, which include three silver medals earlier won by Tushar Mane (10m Air Rifle), Tababi Devi (44kg Judo) and Mehuli Ghosh (10m Air Rifle).

About Jeremy Lalrinnunga:

  • He was born on 26 October 2002 in Aizwal, Mizoram.
  • He had started weightlifting at the age of 10.
  • He had started his training with the Indian Army at the Army Sports Institute in Pune, Maharashtra.
  • In 2018, he broke two National Records claiming Bronze medal (Junior) and Silver medal (Youth) in the Asian Championships.

His Achievements:

  • 2017: Gold (Commonwealth Youth Championships Gold Coast)
  • 2017: Gold (Commonwealth Junior Championship Gold Coast)
  • 2016: Silver (IWF Youth World Championships Penang)

Question:

Q. Jeremy Lalrinnunga (15) has won India's maiden gold medal in which sports category at 2018 Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina?
a. Judo
b. Swimming
c. Weightlifting
d. Wrestling
Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India's gold medal Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India's gold medal Reviewed by Inderjeet Virdi on October 10, 2018 Rating: 5

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