Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga has become India’s first-ever gold medallist in the history of Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The 15-year-old achieved the feat by lifting a total weight of 274 kg in the men’s 62 kg category at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Jeremy had won silver at last year’s Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jeremy’s personal best until the Buenos Aires lift was of 273 kg (snatch+clean and jerk), which he achieved during an event at NIS Patiala. It was earlier reported that the 15-year-old Jeremy had completed a total lift of 251kg this year, and the 274kg he lifted in Buenos Aires became his personal best.
Source- Times Now
Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018-
- Argentina Capital: Buenos Aires, Currency: Argentine peso.
- Official Mascot of Youth Olympic Games 2018 is Pandi.