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Mizo weightlifting sensation claims India's first Youth Olympics gold

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71   //    09 Oct 2018, 07:51 IST

Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Buenos Aires, Oct 9 (PTI) Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga notched up India's maiden gold medal at the Youth Olympics, claiming the top honours in the men's 62 kg category here.

The 15-year-old from Aizwal, who is also a world youth silver-medallist, lifted a total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) to finish on top in the Argentine capital on Monday night.

The silver medal went to Turkey's Toptas Caner, who lifted 263 kg (122 kg + 141 kg), while Colombia's Villar Estiven Jose took the bronze with an effort of 260 kg (115 kg + 143 kg).

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.

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