India won first gold Medal in Youth Olympic Games


Weightlifter Jeremy Lalrinnunga (15) won India’s maiden gold medal at 2018 Youth Olympic Games being held in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. He won the medal in in the men’s 62 kg category by lifting total of 274 kg (124 kg +150 kg) weight to finish on top Thangjam Tababi Devi (16) became India’s first judo medallist at the Olympic level.

Jeremy Lalrinnunga :

Born on 26 October 2002 in Aizwal, Mizoram. He had started weightlifting at the age of 10. He had started his training with Indian Army at Army Sports Institute in Pune, Maharashtra. In 2018, he broke two National Records claiming Bronze medal (Junior) and Silver medal (Youth) in Asian Championships.

Youth Olympic Games (YOG) :

It is international multi-sport event organized by International Olympic Committee (IOC). The age limitation of the athletes participating in it is 14 to 18.The games are held every four years in staggered summer and winter events consistent with current senior lever Olympic Games format. The first summer version was held in Singapore from 14 to 26 August 2010 while first winter version was held in Innsbruck, Austria from 13 to 22 January 2012. India had won just two medals, silver and bronze in the last Youth Olympics in 2014 held in Nanjing, China.