Jeremy looks to give his best in Asian championships

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Jeremy looks to give his best in Asian championships

My father had never seen me doing weightlifting in a competition,” said Jeremy, after exchanging kisses with his father and putting the gold medal around his neck.

Y.B. SarangiKOLKATA
 
For Youth Olympics gold medallist weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga, winning his maiden National title was an emotional moment. The 18-year-old quickly put on the traditional Mizoram attire, a black and white checked half-sleeved shirt and a matching bandana, for the medal ceremony.
It was a proud moment for Jeremy as he received the 67kg gold from his father Lalnnaihehtlua, a National level medal-winning boxer of the 1990s.
“My father had never seen me doing weightlifting in a competition,” said Jeremy, after exchanging kisses with his father and putting the gold medal around his neck.
With the Olympics around the corner, the expectation has taken shape. After winning the Youth Olympics gold in Buenos Aires in October 2018, Jeremy, who increased his body weight a year ago, has successfully graduated from junior to elite level by taking part in some top events.
In the World Championships in Pattaya in September last, Jeremy did a total of 296kg — 41kg away from gold medallist Chen Lijun of China — to finish 21st.