India’s teenage weightlifting sensation Jeremy Lalrinnunga won the gold medal in the men’s 67kg category at the Commonwealth Championships, in Tashkent yesterday. The 2018 Youth Olympics gold medallist has lifted the total weight of 305kg with 141kg in Snatch and 164kg in Clean and Jerk. His personal best total is 306kg with 140kg in Snatch and 166kg in Clean and Jerk which came in 2019.
The 19-year-old also created a national record in the snatch event en route his podium finish but was unable to do the same in the clean and jerk section where he failed to lift 168kg.
Earlier, Guru Raja won the silver medal in the men’s 61kg among Commonwealth nations after lifting a total weight of 265kg with 117kg in Snatch and 148kg in Clean and Jerk. He was eighth on the overall world leaderboard.
In the World Championships, which are being held simultaneously with the Commonwealth Championship, the Indian teenager was placed fourth in snatch and seventh overall.
The Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships also serve as a qualifying event of the 2022 Commonwealth Gamez in Birmingham.
The gold medalists in each weight category in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships directly qualify for the 2022 CWG and the rest will qualify through Commonwealth rankings.