Ilya Ilin, 17, sensationally won the gold medal in the men?s weight category 85 kg on sixth day at the 2005 Centennial World Weightlifting Championships in Doha, Qatar. He claimed the overall win lifting 286 kg, which is a new world junior record.
The spectators who came to Al Sadd Sports Club before the start of evening session were lucky to see two world senior records in group B, performed by Andrei Rybakov from Belarus who beat his own record ? 182 kg – twice in the snatch. In his second attempt Rybakov lifted 183 kg, but didn?t stop on that. In the third attempt he lifted 185 kg, and automatically moved up to the list of hot favorites of the tournament.
World junior record holder in a total Ilin finished the snatch competition only in seventh place with 170 kg, but started to smash one by one junior records in the clean and jerk. Lifting 216 kg in his last attempt Ilin claimed the gold, and finally renewed his own record at 386 kilos in a total. After the competition Ilin?s coach Enver Turkileri suggested that young Kazakh athlete will be moving up next year to weight category 94 kg in order to win Olympic Games in Bejing-2008 at this class.
Chinese junior Lu Yong, who lifted 175 kilos in the snatch and 210 kg in the clean and jerk became second. Bronze medal went to experienced Russian Aslambek Ediev, whose last good lift at 211 kg let him jump into the third position
Today the competition will feature exciting women’s superheavyweight class and men’s category 94 kg.