Jeremy Lalrinnunga

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Jeremy Lalrinnunga
Weightlifting at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics – Boys' 62 kg 1799.jpg
Jeremy Lalrinnunga of India after winning the gold medal during Boys' 62kg category weightlifting at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.
Personal information
Born26 October 2002 (2002-10-26) (age 19)
Aizawl, Mizoram, India

Jeremy Lalrinnunga is an Indian weightlifter from Aizawl, Mizoram[1] He represented India in the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.[2] He won the gold medal in the Boys' 62 kg category weightlifting with a lift of 274 kg (124 kg in snatch and 150 kg in clean and jerk). [3][4] It was India's first gold medal in the Youth Olympics Games.Jeremy won silver medal in Asian weightlifting championship.[5]At the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships, Lalrinnunga finished at 21st rank at the Men's 67 kg event. He won gold in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, in the 67 kg category, with a game record lift of 140kg in snatch and 160kg in clean and jerk.[6][7]

Early life

Lalrinnunga was born on October 26, 2002, in Aizawl, Mizoram. In the early 1990s, his father Lalneihtluanga Ralte was well-known on the Mizoram boxing circuit. Jeremy comes from a lowly background because his family circumstances prevented him for a very long time from pursuing his aspirations. His father began working as a labourer on contract with the neighbourhood Public Works Department in an effort to provide for his family (PWD).[8]

Major results

Year Venue Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total Rank
1 2 3 Rank 1 2 3 Rank
Youth Olympic Games
2018 Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina 62 kg 120 124 124 1 142 147 150 1 274 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Commonwealth Games
2022 England Birmingham, England 67 kg 136 140 GR 143 1 154 160 165 1 300 GR 1st place, gold medalist(s)


  1. ^ Siwach, Vinay. "India's first Youth Olympics gold medallist Lalrinnunga on why he chose weightlifting".
  2. ^ "Who is Jeremy Lalrinnunga? All you need to know about the Commonwealth Games 2022 gold medal-winning weightlifter". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  3. ^ "Weightlifting Results Book" (PDF). 2018 Summer Youth Olympics. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 May 2020. Retrieved 17 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Weightlifting: Turkey wins silver in Youth Olympics". Anadolu Agency. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 17 May 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ "Youth Olympics: Mizo boy Jeremy Lalrinnunga is Ironman at 15 - Times of India".
  6. ^ "CWG 2022: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga Wins Gold In Men's 67kg Final | Commonwealth Games News". Retrieved 31 July 2022.
  7. ^ Palmer, Dan (31 July 2022). "Nigerian breaks three records as India win two weightlifting golds at Birmingham 2022". Retrieved 2 August 2022.
  8. ^ "Who is Jeremy Lalrinnunga? All about 19-year-old Who is Jeremy Lalrinnunga at CWG 2022". Jagran TV.

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