Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes eighth

Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes eighth

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who was positioned twenty second within the 67kg class earlier than this occasion, was competing to enhance his factors which might assist him seal an Olympic berth primarily based on the continental quota.

Asian Weightlifting Championship: Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga finishes 8th

File picture of weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga. Picture courtesy: Twitter/@Sathish_Shivalingam

Tashkent: Three failed makes an attempt price Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga expensive as he completed eighth within the 67kg competitors on the Asian Weightlifting Championship on Monday.

The 18-year-old, who owns the Youth World and Asian file on this weight class, lifted 139kg in snatch and 163kg in clear and jerk for a complete of 302kg within the gold degree Olympic qualifier occasion which was postponed final yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Competing in a world meet after 16 months, Jeremy, who turned the primary Indian to win a gold on the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in 2018, effortlessly lifted 135kg, greater than double his physique weight, in his first snatch try solely to fluff his second strive of 139kg.

Nevertheless, the Mizo lifter made amends as he efficiently lifted 139kg, one kg lower than his private finest, in his third and remaining try to complete sixth within the class.

In clear and jerk, Jeremy lifted 163kg in his first strive.

In his second try, Jeremy as soon as once more faltered, failing to elevate 168kg, which might have been a kilogram greater than his private finest that he achieved on the Nationwide Championship in February final yr.

Jeremy seemed a tad uncomfortable within the warm-up space because the digital camera panned in on him proper earlier than his third and remaining try.

With nationwide coach Vijay Sharma and fellow Indian lifters, together with former world champion Mirabai Chanu who received bronze final week, motivating him, Jeremy went for his remaining elevate.

Nevertheless, {the teenager} failed to lift the barbell once more, clutching his decrease again in agony as he walked away from the stage.

Sharma later confirmed that an issue had emerged in Jeremy’s knee through the second clear and jerk elevate.

“He could not pull correctly within the second elevate and that affected his knee. The staff physio has checked out it and it is nothing severe, these items carry on occurring to lifters,” Sharma mentioned.

Jeremy, who was positioned twenty second within the 67kg class earlier than this occasion, was competing to enhance his factors which might assist him seal an Olympic berth primarily based on the continental quota.

Regardless of an underwhelming efficiency Sharma is assured that Jeremy will qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

“In accordance with my calculations, there should not be any downside (in Jeremy qualifying for Olympics),” he mentioned.

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