Youth Olympic Games 2018: Jeremy Lalrinnunga has the potential to land a weightlifting gold

For the last two years, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who was spotted by the Army Sports Institute, has been ruling the youth competitions and has produced some fine results in international events.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga stands in good stead for a podium finish in YOG. (Representational Image)   -  Getty Images

Promising lifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga raises the hope for the country in the weightlifting arena of the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

For the last two years, the Mizoram boy, who was spotted by the Army Sports Institute, has been ruling the youth competitions and has produced some fine results in international events.

His silver medals in the World youth championship in Penang in 2016 and Bangkok in 2017, and medals in Asian youth and junior championships, and Commonwealth youth and junior championships stand him in good stead for a podium finish in YOG.

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According to experts, Jeremy, who will turn 16 later this month and has done a total of 251kg this year, has the potential to even land a gold medal in 62kg weight class in the Argentine capital.

Sneha Soren of Odisha will represent the country in women's 48kg category.

Sneha has secured medals in National youth championships in Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam as well as in this year's Khelo India Games. At the international level, Sneha gathered a gold medal in the Commonwealth youth championships in Gold Coast last year and a bronze in the Asian youth championships in Urgench (Uzbekistan) this year, with her personal best performance of 145kg.

Both qualified for the YOG by virtue of India's performance in the Asian youth championships in Urgench.