Jeremy was the only one in the 12-lifter field who did not finish (DNF) his event in his first tournament since the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In a disappointing performance at the Asian Championships in Jinju, Korea on Sunday, Indian weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga earned silver in snatch but failed to lift the weight in any of his three clean and jerk efforts, leaving him with no overall total. Jeremy was the only lifter in the 12-lifter field who did not finish (DNF) his event in his first contest since the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 20-year-old, on the other hand, won a silver medal in the snatch event with a personal best-equaling lift of 141kg in the non-Olympic 67kg weight class.
Jeremy failed to lift 165kg in his first two clean and jerk efforts. He then lifted the weight to 168kg, which would have been 2kg more than his personal best, but the defending Youth Olympic champion faltered again.
In fact, Jeremy could only heave the barbell twice out of six attempts, three each in snatch and clean and jerk.
The Mizo lifter, who missed last year’s World Championship due to a thigh ailment, appeared rusty from the start.
His championship got off to a rocky start as his right knee gave out during his first snatch attempt of 137kg. On his next attempt, he was able to lift the same weight comfortably.
Jeremy then beat the snatch mark with a successful 141kg attempt to record the section’s second-highest lift before things went south for him.
The disappointment on the Indian’s face could be seen during the medal ceremony, when the lifter stood on the podium.
China’s He Yueji 320kg (147kg 173kg) won gold, while local favourite Lee Sangyeon 314kg (139kg 175kg) and Uzbek lifter Ergashev Adkhamjon 312kg (138kg 174kg) earned silver and bronze.
Bindyarani Devi won silver in the women’s 55kg event on Saturday, giving India its first medal.