In breaking information out of 2018 Weightlifting World Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, the Weightlifting Federation of Kazakhstan has introduced on Instagram that Ilya Ilyin is not going to be competing within the event.
Translated from Russian, Ilyin is quoted: “I have been thinking for a very long time how to tell the people of Kazakhstan that I will not be competing at the World Championships. Finally, I decided to announce this here and now. I will not compete at the World Championships because I have a spinal injury. And quite serious. And, frankly, my further sports career is in question at all. But nothing, I will not be discouraged, everything is in order. I am going to Ashgabat as a trainer. I will bring Nizat Rakhimov to the platform because we worked together for a year. As with Zulfiya Chinshanlo. I will help coaches, my team. In a word, I will speak at the World Championships as a playing coach.”
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At the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, Ilyin was initially the Olympic champion within the 94KG class. He regarded on tempo to win his third consecutive Olympic Championship going into the 2016 Olympic Games, nonetheless reanalysis of his drug exams got here up optimistic for banned efficiency enhancers. He acquired a two-year suspension from the game, which ended on June 10th of this 12 months.
In September of this 12 months, Ilyin competed on the 2018 Kazakhstan National Championships, the place he snatched 172KG and lifted 208KG within the clear and jerk for a 380KG complete, which gained him a gold medal within the 102KG class.
Now, his return to a global weightlifting platform must wait.
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