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November 2018 Edition of Power Politics is updated.         November 2018 Edition of Power Politics is updated.
Issue:November' 2018

HITS & MISSES

Sensation from Mizoram

K DATTA

Jeremy Lalrinnunga Remember this name. Jeremy Lalrinnunga, 15, is the kind who’ll keep making news in the years to come. Picked up by talent spotters of the Army Sports Institute when he was eight years old, the boy from Mizoram made international national headlines by winning the first gold medal for India at the Youth Olympics weightlifting competition at Buenos Aires, Argentina, Competing in the 62 kg category, Jaremy raised the bar at 124kg in the snatch and followed up with a clean and jerk of 150 kg for a total of 274 kg.
Son of a boxer-father Lalneihtluanga, who has won medals at national-level competitions, Jeremy will not regret the sport he has chosen to follow. If it is not saying too much, Jeremy could well develop into India’s own version of Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey, the greatest weightlifter the world has known. A further word, or more, here about Suleymanaglu would not be out of place.
Standing only 4ft 10in in his socks, Suleymanoglu won gold medals at the 1988 Olympics at Seoul, at the 1992 Barcelona Games and in 1996 at the Atlanta Olympics. He missed the 1984 Olympics at Los Angeles because Bulgaria, to which Suleymanoglu then belonged, boycotted the event.
Turkey is reported to have paid the Bulgarian government $1m as the price to allow to the “Pocket Hercules”, as he was then popularly known, to move to his new country. The International Olympic Committee bestowed on Suleymanoglu the Olympic Order and the International Weightlifting Federation honored him with a place in ihe sport’s Hall of Fame for his unparalleled achievements in the sport. .

Tyson truth

Mike Tyson Fame, fortune, addiction, bankruptcy, and a prison sentence for rape Tyson has experienced it all. The 52-yearold former world heavyweight champion, in the country to inaugurate India’s first global Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league,Mike Tyson reportedly refused invitations to attend parties when he was in Mumbai last month. He would prefer to visit Dharavi to meet the slum children.
Tyson believes that just like him, children residing in slums have the motivation to become successful fighters.
The erstwhile baddest man on the planet lamented the decline of boxing in recent times, perhaps because there were no big personalities currently in the sport.
In contrast to a young Tyson who was always getting into trouble, most current boxing champions, according to Tyson, are nice guys and good individuals. Good for them, but not great for the sport.

A new role

Jual Oram with Brand Ambassador of Tribes India Mary Kom. Bronze medalist Olympic Games, world champion multiple times, member of parliament, wife, mother and mentor of many a rising girl boxer. If Mary Kom didn’t have enough on her plate, she has also become the brand ambassador of “Tribes India,”
an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, which will involve the champion boxer from Manipur motivate the tribal communities financially and otherwise.
It looks like nothing’s impossible for Mary, who recently skipped for an hour to lose a couple of kilograms as soon as she landed in Poland to participate in the boxing championship. The jet-lagged athlete won the third gold of the year easily!
The five-time unstoppable world champion and Olympic bronze medallist is looking forward to her sixth world title when she leads the country at the AIBA World Elite Women’s Boxing Championships.
The Rajya Sabha MP and mother of three seems to have the time to do everything and anything that comes her way, partly due to the total support she gets from her husband and former footballer Onler Kom.