Youth Olympics: 15-year-old weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga win 1st gold in Youth Olympics history
A 15-year-old weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga won gold in Youth Olympics. He has become the first gold medalist in the history of Youth Olympics. The 15-year-old weight lifter had achieved the feat by lifting a total weight of 274 kg in the men's 62 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday.
Gold Morning India!! 🥇🇮🇳— Team India (@ioaindia) October 9, 2018
Jeremy Lalrinnunga becomes the first ever Gold Medallist for #TeamIndia at the @youtholympics Games #BuenosAires2018 as he successfully lifts a combined weight of 274kgs in his #Weightlifting Men's 62kg Group A event! World, take a bow!#IAmTeamIndia 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/dOCSNeMJdP
“My lifts might already be good enough to compete with seniors, but that does not mean much to me. I want to keep raising the bar till I win a senior Olympic medal,” Jeremy had told The Bridge ahead of his arrival in Argentina for YOG 2018.
Jeremy had declared to lift 263kgs but eventually went on to lift a cumulative weight of 274 kg. Jeremy had won silver at last year's Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
It was earlier reported that Jeremy had completed a total lift of 251kg this year, and the 274kg he lifted in Buenos Aires became his personal best.