Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga on Friday clinched a silver in men’s 67kg category, fetching India’s second medal in the EGAT’s Cup International Weightlifting Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
The 16-year-old lifted 131kg in snatch and 157kg in clean and jerk for a total of 288kg. The promising Mizoram weightlifter was, however, far behind the gold medal winner. Deni of Indonesia lifted 303kg (132+171). Ruben Katoatau of Kiribati took the bronze with a total lift of 285kg (125+160).
Lalrinnunga had won a gold in the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics in October last year in the 62kg category with a total lift of 274kg (124+150). This tournament is a silver level Olympic qualifying event. The points won in this tournament will be counted when the final rankings for Tokyo 2020 cut are done.
Swati Singh and Kopparthi Shireesha finished sixth and ninth in 59kg category with total lifts of 195kg and 189kg respectively. On Thursday, world champion Saikhom Mirabai Chanu had won a gold in the women’s 49kg category with a total lift of 192kg (82+110).