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Mizo weightlifting sensation claims India’s first Youth Olympics gold

BUENOS AIRES: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga notched up India’s maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men’s 62kg category here.

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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 Argentine capital on Monday night.

The silver medal went to Turkey’s Toptas Caner, who lifted 263kg (122kg + 141kg), while Colombia’s Villar Estiven Jose took the bronze with an effort of 260kg (115kg + 143kg).
The Mizo sensation, who will turn 16 on October 26, is being touted as the next big name in Indian weightlifting.
Earlier this year, Lalrinnunga claimed a silver (youth) and a bronze (junior) in the Asian Championships, smashing two national records in the process.
Source : timesofindia

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