Breaking his own records, Jeremy Lalrinnunga, went on to clinch the silver medal in the men’s 67 kgs category at the sixth Qatar International Cup in weightlifting with a total lift of 306 kgs.
The 17-year-old Youth Olympics gold medalist with his new feat broke 27 records including 12 international and 15 national records.
Many congratulations to #TOPSAthlete @raltejeremy for breaking 27 national & international records at the #QatarInternationalCup (12 international records & 15 national records) & winning the silver medal in men's 67kg category with the total lift of 306kg. 🏋♂@KirenRijiju pic.twitter.com/gG1JuVF1om
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) December 23, 2019
The Qatar International Weightlifting Competition was also a qualifier round for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and Jeremy definitely won his quota with his incredible show of talent.
— jeremy lalrinnunga (@raltejeremy) December 23, 2019
This new teenage star’s outstanding performance came into the notice of Business tycoon, Anand Mahindra, who wrote a small note directed toward the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju.
His post reads: “This young man seems to a real superstar in the making First time I’m hearing about him but I’m sure you have him on your radar @KirenRijiju ? I hope he’ll get the attention and the world-class resources needed to propel him to an Olympic medal…”.
This young man seems to a real superstar in the making First time I’m hearing about him but I’m sure you have him on your radar @KirenRijiju ? I hope he’ll get the attention and the world-class resources needed to propel him to an Olympic medal… https://t.co/FPYhcpHVaZ
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 22, 2019
Soon, Kiren Rijiju took to his official social media handle and replied to the Chairperson of Mahindra Group, emphasizing the record-breaking performance of Jeremy and his inclusion in the TOPS list.
Yes @anandmahindra ji, this young Mizo boy @raltejeremy is very much in my radar. He is a potential future superstar in the weightlifting! He is included in the #TOPSAthlete of @Media_SAI, He just broke 27 national & international records at the #QatarInternationalCup🏋♂ https://t.co/NvUofRnw29 pic.twitter.com/ZqrzPrWwBD
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) December 23, 2019