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Jeremy breaks world record

Jeremy breaks world record
Jeremy broke the youth world record in snatch but missed out on a clean and jerk lift and thus could register a total lift. File

Apia (Samoa), July 11

Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga smashed the world record but failed to register a clean and jerk lift on Day 3 at the Commonwealth Championships here today.

The 16-year-old, competing in the 67kg category, broke his own youth world record in the snatch category with a lift of 136kg. The previous record was 134kg, which he lifted at the Asian Championship in China in April.

However, the Mizoram weightlifter missed out on a clean and jerk lift and thus could register a total lift score at the gold level Olympics qualifying event, the points from which will be counted in the final rankings for the Tokyo 2020 cut.

Indians won six medals, including four gold, two silver and a bronze. Achinta Sheuli lifted a total of 305kg (136kg+169kg) to win the senior and junior men’s 73kg gold medals. In the women’s 76kg category, Manpreet Kaur lifted 207kg (91kg+116kg) to clinch gold. — PTI

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