Sneha Soren and Jeremy Lalrinnunga were today picked up in the selection trials for Indian weightlifting team contingent for third Youth Olympic Games being held at Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 6-13.
In the Argentine capital, Lalrinnunga will compete in the 62kg youth boys category, while Soren will challenge in 48kg youth girls.
In the trials, Lalrinnunga lifted a total of 273 kg and created two youth and junior national records in snatch (126kg), as she also equalled the national record of 154 kg in total in the senior section.
While Soren lifted 154kg (67 + 87) while creating a youth national snatch record and equalling the national record of 154 in total.
In April, Lalrinnunga (56 kg) had broken two national records to win silver and a bronze medal at the Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championship at Urgench, Uzbekistan.
The trials were conducted at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) campus in Patiala.
In the Asian meet, Lalrinnunga had registered his best total of 250 kg to win the silver in youth section and a bronze medal in the junior section.
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