Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga brings India’s First ever gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honors in the men’s 62 kg category in Buenos Aires earlier this month.
The 15-year-old from Aizwal, who is also a world youth silver medallist, lifted a total of 274 kg to finish on top in the Argentine capital. The silver medal went to Turkey’s Toptas Caner, who lifted 263 kg, while Colombia’s Villar Estiven Jose took the bronze with an effort of 260 kg.
The Mizo sensation, who has turned 16 on 26 October, is being touted as the next big name in Indian weightlifting.
Now, earlier this year, Lalrinnunga won a silver in youth and a bronze in junior’s Championship in the Asian Championships, smashing two national records in the process.