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Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins India’s maiden gold medal at Youth Olympic Games

Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga (15) won India’s maiden gold medal at 2018 Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. He won the medal in in the men’s 62 kg category by lifting total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) weight to finish on top. The silver medal was won by Turkey’s Toptas Caner, who lifted 263 kg (122 kg + 141 kg) and bronze medal to Colombia’s Villar Estiven Jose who lifted 260 kg (115 kg + 143 kg). So far this was India’s fourth medal in ongoing2018 Youth Olympic Games, which include three silver medals earlier won by Tushar Mane (10m Air Rifle), Tababi Devi (44kg Judo) and Mehuli Ghosh (10m Air Rifle).

Jeremy Lalrinnunga

Born on 26 October 2002 in Aizwal, Mizoram. He had started weightlifting at the age of 10. He had started his training with Indian Army at Army Sports Institute in Pune, Maharashtra. In 2018, he broke two National Records claiming Bronze medal (Junior) and Silver medal (Youth) in Asian Championships.

Achievements  

  • 2017: Gold (Commonwealth Youth Championships Gold Coast)
  • 2017: Gold (Commonwealth Junior Championship Gold Coast)
  • 2016: Silver (IWF Youth World Championships Penang)

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Youth Olympics: Thangjam Tababi Devi clinches India’s first judo medal at Olympics

Thangjam Tababi Devi (16) became India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level. She achieved this feat after winning silver medal at ongoing Youth Olympics Games in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. She won the medal after losing to Venezuela’s Maria Giminez in the finals of the women’s 44kg category.  Prior to this, India had never won Olympic medal in judo either at senior or youth level. Her silver medal is so far India’s second medal at ongoing games after shooter Tushar Mane had won silver medal (second position) in men’s 10m air rifle competition. Tababi Devi hails from northeastern state of Manipur.

Youth Olympic Games (YOG)

It is international multi-sport event organized by International Olympic Committee (IOC). The age limitation of the athletes participating in it is 14 to 18.The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with current senior lever Olympic Games format. The first summer version was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010 while first winter version was held in Innsbruck, Austria from 13 to 22 January 2012. India had won just two medals, silver and bronze in the last Youth Olympics in 2014 held in Nanjing, China. India. India’s best performance at this games came was in inaugural edition in 2010 when it had won six silver and two bronze medals. In this edition of games (Buenos Aires YOG 2018), India is being represented by 47 athletes, its biggest ever contingent.

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