Aizawl: Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga was hailed as a hero on Monday as he returned dwelling to Aizawl after profitable a Commonwealth Video games gold medal.
He was obtained on the Lengpui airport close to Aizawl by State Sports activities Minister and Mizoram Olympic Affiliation President Robert Romawia Royte, ruling Mizo Nationwide Entrance MLA from Aizawl West-I seat Jothantaluanga, essential officers and households.
Addressing a short reception on the Lengpui airport alone, Royte stated Jeremy’s success has made not solely India however Mizoram additionally proud.
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He stated that the federal government is pleased with the lifters.
He stated that Jeremy has overcome many difficulties to realize worldwide fame and poverty has by no means stopped him from having the willpower to realize his success.
He stated that his relations supported him and contributed immensely to his achievement. Based on Royte, the federal government will set up a grand felicitation occasion to honor Jeremy and Indian ladies’s hockey striker Lalremsiami, who gained a bronze medal on the Commonwealth Video games, when the latter returned to Mizoram.
Mentioning that the federal government is making efforts to advertise sportspersons within the state, the minister stated that steps are being taken to arrange extra Sports activities Authority of India (SAI) facilities in Mizoram.
Younger Jeremy thanked the federal government and the individuals of Mizoram for his or her heat welcome.
Talking to reporters after the reception, the weightlifter stated he would put together for the Paris Olympics to be held in 2024 the place he would compete within the 73kg class.
He urged the youth of Mizo to stay to their purpose with willpower and abstain from medicine and alcohol.
After the house reception, the Commonwealth Video games gold medalist was escorted across the metropolis of Aizawl. All through the best way, individuals gathered on the streets to cheer him.
Jeremy, a 19-year-old prodigy from the Authorities Advanced (just lately renamed Ainon) space of Aizawl, set a brand new file by profitable the weightlifting gold on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games within the males’s 67kg class on Sunday. He’s the primary participant from Mizoram to win a gold medal within the Commonwealth Video games.
The 2018 Youth Olympic champion dominated the lads’s 67 kg occasion with a complete elevate of 300 kg (140 kg + 160 kg), forward of Samoa’s Waipawa Newo Ione, who took a complete of 293 kg (127 kg + 160 kg). managed.
Younger Jeremy was launched to weightlifting on the age of seven.
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