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Who is Jeremy Lalrinnunga? – All you need to about India’s 19-year-old weightlifting gold medallist at the CWG 2022

He is the first Indian to win a Youth Olympics gold in the men's 62kg category in 2018.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 31 July 2022 5:23 pm

Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga created a Commonwealth Games 2022 snatch record with his 140kg lift and won the gold in the 67kg men’s category. He became the fifth Indian weightlifter to bag a medal in Birmingham. 

Lalrinnunga hails from Aizawl, Mizoram where he was born on 26 October 2002. His father Lalneihtluanga Ralte was a famous face in the Boxing Circuit of Mizoram in the early 90s. Jeremy comes from a humble background as his family situation for a long time didn’t allow him to live his dreams. In an effort to support his family, he started working as a labourer on contract with the local Power Works Department (PWD).

Like his father, Lalrinnunga started boxing before taking up weightlifting. He then created history as he became the first Indian to win a Youth Olympics gold in the men’s 62kg category in 2018. Jeremy was part of the Army’s Boys Sports Company where he bagged several medals before taking part in an international event (age group). He also won the National Championship in Kolkata in 2020. 

Here is all you need to know about Jeremy Lalrinnunga:

Name: Jeremy Lalrinnunga 

Age: 19 Years

Born on: 26 October 2002

Birthplace: Aizawl, Mizoram

Profession: Weightlifter

Coach: Vijay Sharma

Achievements:

2016 Youth World Championship Silver medalist

2016 Asian Youth Championship Silver medalist

2017 Youth World Championship Silver medalist

2017 Commonwealth Junior Championship Gold Medalist

2017 Commonwealth Youth Championship Gold Medalist

2018 Asian Junior Championship Bronze medalist

2018 Asian Youth Championship Silver medalist

2018 Youth Olympic Games Gold Medalist

2019 EGAT cup International Weightlifting Championship Silver medalist

2019 Asian Youth Championship Gold Medalist

2019 Asian Junior Championship Silver medalist

2019 6th Qatar International Cup Silver medalist

2021 Commonwealth Senior Championship Gold Medalist

2022 Commonwealth Games 2022 Gold Medalist

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