Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a gold at the 2019 Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship in Pyongyang, North Korea Credit: Twitter

Aizawl: Jeremy Lalrinnunga, a 16-year-old boy from Mizoram, has bagged a gold medal with a new record lift of 299 kg at the ongoing Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship being held in Pyongyang, North Korea.

His record in the 67 kg weight category is: Snatch: 134 kg, Clean & Jerk: 165 kg.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga at the victory podium in Pyongyang, North Korea

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The Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship, where lifters aged between 15 and 20 years compete, is an important qualification event for Tokyo Olympics 2020. In this year’s championship, a total of 126 weightlifters — 53 women and 73 men — took part.

Jeremy surpassed his own record of 297 kg, which he achieved in Ningbo at the Asian Weightlifting Championship in April this year.

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