Who is CWG-2022's gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga?

Golden Boy

The Mizoram-born star weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga smashed two Games records on his way to gold medal win at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Jeremy scripts history

The 2018 Youth Olympic champion dominated the men's 67kg competition with a total lift of 300kg (140kg+160kg), finishing ahead of Samoa's Vaipava Nevo Ioane.

The Gold-lifter

The 19-year-old from Aizwal wrote the Games snatch (140kg) and overall lift (300kg) record in his name but not before an injury scare as twice he grimaced in pain during the clean and jerk attempts.

19-year-old's grit

Jeremy opened up a huge 10kg gap with the nearest rival Edidiong Joseph Umoafia when he lifted 140kg in a successful second attempt. He had begun with 136kg.

Top-notch show

This was India's fifth medal from the weightlifting arena with Mirabai Chanu (gold), Sanket Sargar (silver), Bidyarani Devi (silver) and Gururaj Poojary (bronze) earning podium finishes on July 30.

Weightlifters' day out

Son of a national-level boxer Lalneihtluanga, Lalrinnunga also aspired to don the gloves but shifted to weightlifting as it involved just power to excel, something he found fascinating.


Lalrinnunga also holds the national records which include 141 kg (snatch), 167 kg (clean and jerk), a total of 306 kgs in the 67kg category.

National-record holder

He battled a lot of injuries before getting his first senior medal at the Commonwealth Championships in Tashkent last year.

Overcame injury woes

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