Flag bearer at the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games 2018, shooter Manu Bhaker and Mizo weightlifting sensation Jeremy Lalrinnunga have won the first ever gold medals for India in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Bhaker shot 236.5 to top the women’s 10m air pistol event category on Tuesday. Russia stood at the second place while Georgia bagged the bronze medal.
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) October 10, 2018
A fabulous performance by @realmanubhaker as she clinches a gold ? for #India in 10m Air Pistol at @youtholympics @BuenosAires2018
Well done Manu! ??
You have made the country proud.???@Media_SAI @ISSF_Shooting @kheloindia @akashvanisports @ddsportschannel @ISSF_Shooting pic.twitter.com/KrqOh55zw3
— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) October 9, 2018
Jeremy achieved the feat on the second day of competitions at the Youth Olympics 2018 being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Monday evening.
Gold Morning India!! ???
Jeremy Lalrinnunga becomes the first ever Gold Medallist for #TeamIndia at the @youtholympics Games #BuenosAires2018 as he successfully lifts a combined weight of 274kgs in his #Weightlifting Men's 62kg Group A event! World, take a bow!#IAmTeamIndia ?? pic.twitter.com/dOCSNeMJdP
— Team India (@ioaindia) October 9, 2018
Jeremy lifted 120 kg and 124 kg in the snatch round. In the clean and jerk round, he lifted 142 kg and 150 kg. With his best successful attempts of 124 kg and 150 kg for a combined 274 kg, he topped the Men’s 62 kg Group A category of the weightlifting event.
Earlier, Manu Bhaker had made the country proud at the World Cup and Commonwealth Games by bagging gold medals at the sporting events while the 15-year-old Jeremy from Mizoram is also the world youth silver medalist.
With five medals so far, this is already India’s best performance at this global sports meet for the young. It had won two medals — a silver and a bronze — in the last Youth Olympics in 2014 in Nanjing in China.
India’s Shahu Tushar Mane, Mehuli Ghosh and Tababi Devi Thangjamhave won three silver medals in shooting and judo in this year’s meet.
A historic first ever #YOG gold that came from #Weightlifting was the highlight as India doubled its overall tally from 2014.#IndiaAtYOG #TeamIndia @youtholympics #SAI #KheloIndia?? pic.twitter.com/3L7ntTnnbn
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 9, 2018
Mehuli Ghosh bagged the silver medal in the women’s 10m air-rifle shooting event of the Youth Olympic Games 2018 on Monday.
Our 17 yr-old star #TOPSAthlete @GhoshMehuli won a SILVER medal?in women’s 10m air rifle #Shooting event at @BuenosAires2018 with a score of 248. Kudos on the stupendous show!It’s India’s 3rd medal here thus overhauling the 2014 #YOG tally.#IndiaAtYOG @OfficialNRAI #KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/J8HgQwnZtM
— SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) October 8, 2018
It was a grand win for India in hockey as the women’s team defeated Uruguay while the men’s team thrashed Austria.
India On The Opening Day
On the opening day, India clinched two silver medals in shooting and judo. Tushar Mane won the medal in shooting in men’s 10 m air rifle category while Thangjam Tababi Devi stood second in judo in women’s 44 kg category.
? Grigorii Shamakov – RUS ??
? Shahu Tushar Mane – IND ??
? Aleksa Mitrovic – SRB ?? pic.twitter.com/1ATs6QnU3j
— Olympics (@Olympics) October 7, 2018
With the silver medal, Tababi Devi became the first judoka to win a medal for the country at the Olympics – whether junior or senior.
— Dept of Sports MYAS (@IndiaSports) October 7, 2018
Shooter Manu Bhaker was the flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games 2018.
The Indian contingent at the games has 68 members, including 46 athletes in 13 sports. Hockey 5s has the maximum number of participants at 18 (nine each in men’s and women’s team). This is India’s largest-ever contingent at the Youth Olympics.
India is competing in shooting, weightlifting, swimming, table tennis, boxing, wrestling, judo and sport climbing.
Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018
The ongoing Summer Youth Olympic Games 2018 began with the opening ceremony on 6 October and competitions started from 7 October. The games will conclude on 18 October.
The aim of the event is to develop athletes and the community through the values of Olympics and transforming sports as an educational tool.
The event is witnessing the participation of 4,000 young athletes aged 15-18 from 206 nations. Buenos Aires 2018 is the first gender equality based Olympic event where the numbers of male and female athletes is equal.
Four of the 32 disciplines at the meet have been introduced this year – dance sport, karate, roller sports and sport climbing.
Lausanne, Switzerland will host the next meet, the winter version of YOG, in 2020.