New Delhi. Weightlifters are performing amazingly for India in the Commonwealth Games. After four medals on the second day, 19-year-old Mizoram weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the gold medal in the 67 kg weight category on the third day. Jeremy started the snatch with a weight of 136 kg and lifted this weight in the very first attempt. In the second attempt, he lifted a weight of 140 kg. This is a Commonwealth Games record. Jeremy has lifted 143 kg in the third attempt, but he could not succeed in it. However, he managed to win the gold medal. In the Commonwealth Championships last year, he lifted a weight of 141 kg in the snatch. He also won the gold medal in this competition by lifting 305 (141+164 KG) kg.
Jeremy was born in Aizawl. Sport is in his blood, as his father has been a junior national champion in boxing. Jeremy and his four brothers followed in the footsteps of their father and got into sports. Jeremy also started with boxing. But, later there was an inclination towards weightlifting. He also told the reason for this in an interview. Jeremy had said, there is an academy in my village, where coaches give training in weightlifting. When I saw my friends doing waitlifting, I thought it was a game of stamina, so I should also get into it.
Jeremy’s father was a boxer
Jeremy’s father’s dream of boxing for India remained unfulfilled. He tried to play for India twice. But, he could not succeed. But Jeremy not only fulfilled this dream of his father. Rather, after winning the gold in the Youth Olympics, now by winning a medal in the Commonwealth Games, she has given him a chance to be proud.
First Indian to win Gold in Youth Olympics
There was a big turning point in Jeremy’s career when he was selected in the trial of the Army Sports Institute in 2011. It was from here that he started becoming a professional weightlifter. After this, he won the silver medal in the 56 kg weight category in the World Youth Championship in 2016. Won another silver medal in the 2017 World Junior Championships. 2018 was a memorable year for him. He won the bronze medal in the Junior Asian Championship. Also created history by winning the gold medal in the Youth Olympic Championship in Argentina. He won the gold medal in the 62 kg weight category by lifting a total of 274 kg (124 kg + 150 kg). He became the first weightlifter in the history of Youth Olympics to win a gold medal.
ronaldo his favorite player
Jeremy likes football apart from weightlifting and Ronaldo is his favorite player. He sees Ronaldo as a role model, because despite having money and fame, Ronaldo still works hard to give his 100 percent to the game. This is what motivates him about Ronaldo.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 31, 2022, 15:54 IST