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Keeping it simple is budding weightlifter Jeremy's secret

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Nonchalance is what comes to mind when you first meet Jeremy Lalrinnunga, the wonder kid from Mizoram, who has been making in circles even before arriving at the Khelo Youth Games here.

A gold medallist at the Youth held last year as well as winner of silver (youth) and bronze (junior) medals at the Asian Championships, Jeremy proved his mettle with a gold in the Youth (U-17) 67 kg men's category here on Thursday.

"I gave emphasis mainly on the psychological aspects rather than the physical side. I tried to remain calm and believe in myself that I can achieve my target," Jeremy was quoted as saying about his preparations for the Khelo Games in a

Participating for the first time in the 67kg category, it was a daunting task for the 16-year-old, who also tested himself in the junior (U-21) category.

To his delight Jeremy expectedly won gold in the younger event and bagged silver in the junior class.

"I always like to stretch myself. That's how it will help in improving my game," he remarked when asked about the double entry.

Post Khelo, his eyes are set on the senior Asian Championship in which will be a qualifying round for the

"I want to see myself hold the at the Olympics, which is my ultimate dream," Jeremy signed off.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 16:40 IST