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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ilya Ilin Won Gold : Weightlifting 94 kg

Ilya Ilin of Kazakhstan won the Men's Weightlifting 94 kilogram final on Sunday, August 17 with a total weight of 406kg.

Nizami Pashayev of Azerbaijan lifted 181kg in the Snatch, followed by Asghar Ebrahimi of Iran and Ilin who tied at 180kg. Szymon Kołecki of Poland lifted 179kg.

In the Clean and Jerk, Ilin lifted 226kg and locked first place. Kołecki lifted 224kg and took the silver medal with a total weight of 403kg. Arsen Kasabiev of Georgia grabbed the bronze medal with a total weight of 399kg.

Ilin not only pocketed Kazakhstan's first gold medal in Beijing, but also his country's first ever Olympic Weightlifting gold medal.

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