Gold for India in Weightlifting!

Gold for India in Weightlifting!

At the Youth Olympics by winning India's maiden gold medal Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga scripted history, being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Claiming the top honors in men's 62kg category, the 15-year-old from Aizwal lifted a total of 274kg (124kg +150kg). The silver went to Turkey's Toptas Caner, who lifted 263kg, while bronze went to Colombia's Villar Estiven Jose, who lifted 260kg. Lalrinnunga, who will turn 16 on October 26, is being touted as the next big thing in Indian weightlifting. His father, Lalneihtluanga, is a former boxer who has seven national-level gold medals. Lalrinnunga was himself, an aspiring boxer before he shifted to weightlifting and was picked up by Army Sports Institute scouts in 2011. India have already won four medals with Tushar Mane and Mehuli Ghosh bagging a silver each in 10m rifle shooting while Thangjam Tababi Devi won India's first medal in judo by finishing second in 44kg category. Lalrinnunga made the nation proud. In other events, Archana Kamath and Manav Thakkar, India's representatives in table tennis won their singles matches of the group stage. India is being represented by 47 athletes at the ongoing Games, its biggest ever contingent. Manu Bhaker held the flag in the opening ceremony.

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