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
"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