Guwahati: A 19-year-old, Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga from Mizoram won the gold medal in men’s 67kg weightlifting at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 on Sunday.
Lalrinnunga made a Games record after lifting a total weight of 300kg.
With his first attempt, Jeremy started the snatch event by lifting 136 kg, the highest weight among the competitors.
The Indian smashed the Commonwealth Games record in his second attempt with a lift of 140kg.
Jeremy attempted to lift 143kg on his third try, but he was unable to succeed.
Vaipava Nevo Ioane of Samoa, who attempted to snatch 127 kg, was the contestant who came closest to Jeremy in the snatch event.
Edidiong Joseph Umoafia of Nigeria was third with 130kg in the snatch event.
Jeremy listed 160 kg as his first attempt in the clean and jerk category, however, he went on to lift 154 kg on his first try but fell in pain straight away.
However, in the last attempt, the Indian went for 165 kg but was unable to land the attempt, only to hit on the elbow.
India was assured of winning their second gold medal when the Samoan lifter failed to lift on his third attempt.
Earlier, India won four medals on the second day of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, with Mirabai Chanu expectedly clinching the first gold medal for the contingent in Weightlifting 49kg Women’s event.