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CWG 2022: Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga wins gold, India’s 5th medal

Youth Olympic Games champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga bagged India’s second gold medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games after he won the men’s 67kg weightlifting title in Birmingham on Sunday.

Jeremy lifted a Games Record – based on benchmarks – total of 300kgs (140kgs snatch and 160kgs clean and jerk) to clinch gold.

Jeremy came into the event as favourite to win gold having won the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships in 2021.

Jeremy is the second Indian to win a gold in Birmingham after fellow weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the 49kg event on Saturday. Sanket Sargar had claimed India’s first medal after winning silver in the 55kg event before Gururaja Poojary added a bronze in the 61kg event.

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