One of the biggest carnivals, the Commonwealth Games are knocking on the doors of the sporting fraternity and will kick off on July 28 (Friday) within a week. Speaking from the perspective of the Indian contingent, then it undoubtedly ranks among the strongest contingents in the CWG. India has fine chances of finishing at podiums in numerous events at Birmingham so have the weightlifters of India.
They will surely eye on to increase the number from a total of 125 medals won by former athletes in the last couple of editions. India emerged as the best contingent in terms of weightlifting twice, first in 1990 and the second time in the last edition of 2018 at Gold Coast.
Here, we’ll have a look at the Indian weightlifters who are participating in the games and have a good chance of winning a medal for the country.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Men’s 67 kg)
The 19-year-old young lad has won three gold medals in Commonwealth Youth Championships, Commonwealth Junior Championships and Youth Olympics in 2017 and Gold Coast and Buenos Aires respectively. Other than these golds, he also bagged a silver medal in 2016 at IWF Youth World Championship in Penang.
The Aizawal-based prodigy will surely be in contention for a medal in CWG 2022 in Birmingham. He has also a record of lifting a massive weight of 305 kg in the previous year’s Commonwealth Championships. He will eye on to cross the mark of his personal best of 306 kg to grab the medal at the Birmingham Games.