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Kazakhstan breaks world record to win weightlifting gold

Ilya Ilyin produces a world record performance to claim gold for Kazakhstan in the men's 94kg weightlifting competition.

Kazakhstan weightlifter Ilya Ilyin smashed the world record to win gold in the men's 94kg competition.

The 24-year-old was in the form of his life, setting a world record in the clean and jerk with a lift of 233kg and setting a new overall record of 418kg to dominate the field.

Alexandr Ivanov claimed silver for Russia, followed by a bronze medal for Moldova's Anatoli Ciricu.

Ilyin produced an inspired display to give Kazakhstan their fourth weightlifting gold of London 2012.

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