It takes a lot of hard work to produce a spellbound performance in the match. It’s the result that always counts to determine a player’s potential. But we don’t even know how many times an athlete works behind the scenes to get to good shape. We are talking about the bright prospect who recently won a gold medal for the nation.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga is the name! He gave India its first-ever gold medal at Youth Olympics event being held at Buenos Aires, Argentina on Monday night. He is just 15 years old. Hailing from Mizoram’s Aizawal, the weightlifting sensation bagged the top spot in the men’s 62 kg category by lifting a total of 274 kg (134 kg + 150 kg) weight.
What really makes his success story interesting is the way he grew from strength to strength. Earlier this year, he won a bronze medal (junior) in the Asian Championships and also won a silver medal to become the world youth silver-medallist.
This time, he took his game to another step in intensity as he claimed the top spot to lay his hands on to the gold medal for the first time. What an achievement! He made the country proud by proving himself that he is worth the weight in gold. Let’s spare a moment to appreciate him for his success. He certainly deserves a certificate of excellence for his epic achievement.
It’s not so easy to perform up to the mark away from India but Jeremy held his nerves and calmly went about his business. Even at such a young age, Jeremy stamped his authority from the scratch to show what he is capable of. He is being touted as the future star in Indian weightlifting. It would be quite interesting to see how he approaches challenges in the times to come.