The Pune based Army Sports Institute (ASI) and its Boys Sports Company celebrated as Naib Subedar Jeremy Lalrinnunga clinched the weightlifting gold at Birmingham Commonwealth Games in men’s 67 kilogram category on Sunday.
The 19-year-old Naib Subedar, who hails from Aizawl in Mizoram, has been trained at the Boys Sports Company, and the ASI apart from the various national level camps.
“Indian Army congratulates Naib Subedar Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning Gold Medal in Weightlifting by lifting a total of 300 kilogram in Men’s 67kg Finals at Commonwealth Games 2022,” tweeted the Indian Army after his victory.
Lalrinnunga is among the 16 athletes from the ASI competing at the Commonwealth Games being held at Birmingham.
Nb Sub Lalrinnunga smashed two Commonwealth Games records by lifting a total of 300 kilograms with 140 kilograms in snatch and 160 kilograms in clean and jerk.
Officials said Nb Sub Lalrinnunga grew up along with his four siblings in Aizawl. His talent was spotted in January 2012 by some athletes from Mizoram who were associated with the ASI. In September 2012, he joined the Boys Sports Company at the ASI and started specialised training in weightlifting.
In October 2018, he caught the country’s attention by winning a gold in 62 kilogram boys’ category in 3rd Summer Youth Olympics.
In May 2019, he joined the Army as a Naib Subedar in the 17th Battalion of the Brigade of Guards. Along with coaching in the national camps, Nb Sub Lalrinnunga has received training from three coaches at the Boys Sports Company and the ASI. In December 2021, he qualified for the Commonwealth Games.
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