Ilin clinches men's 94kg gold in weightlifting worlds 2006-10-07 08:31:07

    SANTO DOMINGO, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- Olympic gold medal hopeful KaIlya Ilin of Kazakstan proved his potential in weightlifting with a gold medal in the men's 94kg category at the world championships here on Friday.

    KaIlya Ilin, gold medal winner of men's 85kg last year in the worlds, met no challenge in the jerk as he hoisted 217kg in the first attempt for a winning total of 392kg.

    The 18-year-old bud tried to lift 233kg, 1kg more than the world record of the jerk set by Szymon Kolecki of Poland, but failed last two lifts.

    Kolecki and Roman Konstantinov of Russia also lifted 392kg in total due to the advantage in the snatch, had to be content with the silver and bronze because of body weight disadvantage.

    "It was not my first time to lift 233kg, and I can lift that weight for several times in Kazakstan," Ilin told the press conference.

    "I am a little bit disappointed with the failure, but I will try to break the world record again in Asian Games in Doha," he added.

    The 23-year-old Konstantinov competed in the Group B, a lower level in the worlds, finished with bronze as his result was far better than most lifters in Group A.

    "I have the ability to compete in the Group A. There was a mistake happened during the entry work, and it was really hard to get a good result in the Group B because you didn't know other lifters' performance in the Group A. Luckily, I had the bronze," he said. Enditem

Editor: Gao Ying
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