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Ilya Ilyin




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Ilya Ilyin

Ilya Ilyin (Ilya Aleksandrovich Ilyin), born on May 24, 1988, in Kyzylorda, Kazakhstan, is one of the most prominent weightlifters in the sport's history. He rose to international fame with his extraordinary performances, earning the reputation as one of the greatest weightlifters of all time.

Ilyin's career took off when he won his first World Championship in 2005 at just 17 years old, competing in the 85 kg weight category. He continued to dominate, winning gold medals at the 2006 and 2007 World Championships. Ilyin's prowess was further solidified at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he won gold in the 94 kg category.

He continued his streak of success by winning gold again at the 2012 London Olympics in the 94 kg category, setting world records in both the clean and jerk and the total. Ilyin's dominance in the sport was marked by his ability to consistently break records and his near-perfect competition record, making him a hero in Kazakhstan and a revered figure in the weightlifting community.

However, Ilyin's illustrious career faced a major setback in 2016 when reanalysis of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics revealed that he had tested positive for banned substances. As a result, he was stripped of his Olympic titles from both the Beijing and London Games. This doping scandal was a significant blow to his legacy, overshadowing his previous achievements and leading to a suspension from the sport.

About Ilya Ilyin

International comp.

14

Other comp.

16

Olympic Games

2

Earliest competition

2020-02-08

Oldest competition

2005-05-17

Medals in the total

International competitions

11

1

0

Medals in the snatch

International competitions

3

3

4

Medals in the Clean & Jerk

International competitions

10

2

0

Most recent international best place finishes of Ilya Ilyin

Snatch and clean & jerk evolution

Number of competitions per weight cat.

Snatch and clean & jerk ratios evolution

All time best of Ilya Ilyin

478.481
514.521
99.2

Average BW efficiency

2.008

Snatch ratio

2.552

CJ ratio

4.560

Total ratio

Weight cat. Average snatch success Average snatch failure Average CJ success Average CJ failure Competitions
102 33.33 66.67 66.67 33.33 1
105 83.34 16.67 83.34 16.67 2
109 66.67 33.33 100.00 0.00 1
85 83.34 16.67 100.00 0.00 2
94 83.34 16.67 77.78 22.22 6
96 58.34 41.67 58.33 41.67 4

Snatch | Valid and failed attempts per weight cat.

CJ | Valid and failed attempts per weight cat.

Sinclair vs QPoints accross competitions

Success rates

Snatch attempts


72.92%

Ilya

66.48%

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CJ attempts


77.08%

Ilya

64.82%

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All attempts


68.75%

Ilya

64.29%

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Snatch | Success rates

1st attempts (S)


81.25%

Ilya

81.03%

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2nd attempts (S)


87.50%

Ilya

68.46%

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3rd attempts (S)


46.67%

3rd attempt

49.51%

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Clean and jerk | Success rates

1st attempts (CJ)


87.50%

Ilya

84.09%

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2nd attempts (CJ)


80.00%

Ilya

66.47%

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3rd attempts (CJ)


50.00%

Ilya

42.08%

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Percentiles | Weight lifted for the snatch

Athlete is in the top % among all athletes that competed in the same categories as him during his career.

Clean and jerk variability is — better than global clean and jerk variability.

Attempts variability is — better than global attempts variability.

All results of Ilya Ilyin