Jeremy Lalrinnunga lifter gold bags with national record

KOLKATA: youth Olympic champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga He was not at his best, but the teenager still improved his clean and jerk record to achieve the 67 kg male title in the 72nd male and 35th female. National Weightlifting Championships Monday.

The Mizoram lifter, who became the first Indian to win a gold in the Youth Olympic Games In Buenos Aires in 2018, he lifted 132 kg after two failed attempts, but was at his best in cleaning and pulling to lift 167 kg on the road to a total of 299 kg.

The effort was still well below its best personal brand of 306 kg registered in the Qatar International Cup in December of last year.

Earlier, Maharashtra dominated the show in the men's categories on the opening day of the event at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra.

Shubham Kolekar Maharashtra reigned with two records in a closed competition with Gururaja in the men's 61 kg category.

Kolekar was pressured after the Services boy broke his own national record by lifting 119 kg to open a four-kg lead after the start-up round.

But the Kolekar tied to the handkerchief was at its best in cleaning and tugging when it lifted 157 kg in its third attempt for a total of 272 kg and recorded two national records in the process.

Going side by side with 152kgs each after two rounds, Kolekar increased the weight by 5kgs in the final round and sealed the gold.

Gururaja also tried 157 kg but it was in vain.

Another Maharashtra lifter, Sanket Sargar, broke three national records (108kgs + 135kgs, 243kgs in total) and surpassed the total by two kilograms to get the 55kg gold for men.