Olympic Weightlifting 2012: Day 8 Results, Schedule & Analysis
Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan was nothing short of dominant today in the 94-kilogram class, breaking two world records in his way to defending his Olympic title from the Beijing Games.
Ilyin looked superhuman compared to his competition as he went through his lifts effortlessly, the way most people eat cereal. The three-time world champion and now two-time Olympic champion of his weight class went through each of his six lifts effortlessly, lifting 185 kilograms in the snatch and a world-record 233 kilograms in the clean and jerk, totaling 418 kilograms; also a world record. The 418 kilograms were six more than the previous high mark from 1999.
Alexandr Ivanov of Russia won silver with a total of 409 kilograms and Anatoli Ciricu of Moldova took the bronze with 407.
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