Ilya Ilyin clean and jerks his 233 world record Olympic winning lift

Ilya Ilyin’s Best Ever Lifts – Competition & Training

In an interview with Ilya Ilyin conducted by hookgrip (07/26/17) Ilya revealed many previously unknown training numbers from his now seventeen-year long career. This has been collated with his official IWF competition lifts.

Ilya’s Best Results – Training and Competition

Training (13 y/o)69 kg105142247Training Hall
Competition (14 y/o) 69 kg 117165.5282.52003 Asian Youth
Competition (15 y/o)85 kg1421853272004 Asian Youth
Training (17 y/o)92 kg182222404Training Hall
Competition (17 y/o)85 kg1702163862005 World Champs
Competition94 kg1812264072011 World Champs
Training~ 94 kg196240436Training Hall
Training~ 94 kg200 blocksTraining Hall
Competition*94 kg1852334182012 Olympics
Competition105 kg1912464372015 President’s Cup
Training~ 105 kg201 floor, 205 blocks250 CleanTraining Hall

*Result no longer recognised by IWF


Ilya Ilyin (05/24/88) is a weightlifter from Kazakhstan. Ilya is one of the greatest weightlifters ever, is the most dominant weightlifter of the 21st Century, and holds the 29th highest Sinclair of all time.

Ilya Ilyin, who remains undefeated in his career, won the Youth Asian Championships twice in both 2003 and 2004 in the 69 kg and 85 kg weight class respectively. Ilya won his first senior World Championships in Doha 2005 aged just 17 where he snatched 170 kg and clean and jerked 216 kg. Ilya went on to win 4 world championships across 3 different weight classes – 2005 at 85 kg, 2006 at 94 kg, 2011 at 94 kg, 2014 at 105 kg. Amidst these wins Ilya went on to win the senior Asian Games in 2006 and 2010.

Despite winning the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Olympics Ilya lost his gold medals after testing positive retroactively for the banned substances dehydrochloromethyltestosterone and stanozolol.

Ilya’s greatest performance by way of sinclair came at the 2015 President’s Cup in Grozny where Ilya broke the -105 kg class world records in the clean and jerk and total with a 191 kg/ 246 kg/ 437 kg performance.

Having served his ban, Ilya continues to train and compete in the hopes of winning the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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