PM congratulates weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning Gold Medal at CWG – 2022

PM congratulates weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning Gold Medal at CWG – 2022

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga on winning Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said;

“Our Yuva Shakti is creating history! Congratulations to @raltejeremy, who has won a Gold in his very first CWG and has set a phenomenal CWG record as well. At a young age he’s brought immense pride and glory. Best wishes to him for his future endeavours.”

Our Yuva Shakti is creating history! Congratulations to @raltejeremy, who has won a Gold in his very first CWG and has set a phenomenal CWG record as well. At a young age he’s brought immense pride and glory. Best wishes to him for his future endeavours. pic.twitter.com/dUGyItRLCJ

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 31, 2022

Jeremy Lalrinnunga won a gold medal in the men’s 67kg category. This is India’s second gold medal of the campaign after ace lifter Mirabai Chanu kept her promise and delivered a gold on Saturday. Jeremy created a new Commonwealth Games record in the snatch event, by picking up 140 kg. He lifted a total of 160kg in the clean and jerk segment to finish with a grand total of 300kg, which is also a new CWG record.

The CWG 2022 is scheduled to be held in Birmingham from 28th July till 08th August 2022. A total of 215 athletes, participating in 141 events across 19 sporting disciplines, will represent India in the CWG 2022.

OV Digital Desk