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India at CWG 2022- Weightlifters’ day out on Day 3, India’s medal tally rises to 6

India’s Jeremy Lalrinnnunga and Achinta Sheuli won two gold medals in Weightlifting for India on Day 3.

19-year-old Jeremy Lalrinnunga, a former Youth Olympic champion, won gold in the Men’s 67kg Weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games 2022. In his first appearance in the Games, Jeremy set a new Commonwealth Games record of 300kg overall (140kg snatch and 160kg in clean and jerk).

After the record lift of 140kg in snatch, Jeremy was 10 kg ahead of the others. He picked up an injury scare after his first clean and jerk  lift of 154kg. In his second attempt, he lifted 160kg  but fell on the podium with pain. But his 160kg lift was enough to win gold ahead of Samoa’s Vaipava Nevo.

Achinta Sheuli lifted a total of 313 kg in Men’s 73 kg Weightlifting to win the third gold medal for India. He was a strong contender to win the gold medal, and he fulfilled the expectations. He joined Jeremy Lalrinnunga and Mirabai Chanu as India’s three gold medallists in Weightlifting  at the CWG 2022.

With Achinta’s win, India’s medal tally now rises to six, with three gold, two silver and one bronze.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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