- Jeremy Lalrinnunga smashed the World, Asian, and Commonwealth Youth records at the Commonwealth Championships.
- However, he failed to register a clean and jerk action.
- India won six medals, including three gold, at the competition.
India’s top weight-lifter and Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga broke 3 records on Thursday in what was a powerful performance at the Commonwealth Championships. However, the youngster failed to manage a clean and jerk lift on the third day.
The 16-year-old Jeremy, who was competing in the 67 kg category, smashed the Youth records for World, Asian and Commonwealth in the snatch category by lifting 136 kgs.
The Mizoram weightlifter earlier held the Youth World as well as Asian records after he had lifted 134 kgs at the Asian Championship in Ningbo, China back in April.
However, Jeremy failed to register a clean and jerk lift. As a result, he could not register a total lift score at the event – a gold level Olympic qualifying event. The points scored here will be counted when the final rankings for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut are done.
The weightlifter had shone at the 2018 Youth Olympics, having won the gold by a record 274 kg effort. Interestingly, that was 1 kg shorter than the senior nationals record.
#Weightlifing : Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga smashed three records in a power-packed performance but failed to register a clean and jerk lift on day three at the Commonwealth Championships pic.twitter.com/20Tk1JOCRQ
— All India Radio Sports (@akashvanisports) July 12, 2019
Indians Weightlifters Shine
Indian lifters were in fine form at the Commonwealth Championships, winning six medals in total. These included four golds, two silvers apart from a bronze. Achinta Sheuli, national champion, lifted a total of 305 kg to clinch the men’s 73kg crown. He also went on to bag the junior title.
Furthermore, in the women’s 76kg category, Manpreet Kaur heaved a total weight of 207kg (91kg+116kg) to win the yellow metal.
Sadanand Singh won the gold medal at the youth level apart from winning a bronze in the 73 kg Junior category.
In the 76 kg Junior category, R. Arockiya Alish won a silver with a total weight of 188 kg.
Men: Elite and junior: 73kg: Achinta Sheuli snatch 136kg, clean and jerk 169kg, total 305kg (gold, gold)
Junior: 67kg: Gulam Navi 116kg, 159kg, 275kg (gold)
Junior and Youth: 73kg: L. Sadananda Singh 124kg, 151kg, 275kg (bronze, gold)
Women: Elite: 76kg: Manpreet Kaur 91kg, 116kg, 207 kg (silver)
Junior: 76kg: R. Arockia Alish 79kg, 109kg, 188kg (silver)