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Kazakhstan's Ilyin set to lose 2 Olympic golds for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin could lose both of his Olympic gold medals after being caught doping in retests from 2008 and 2012. The International Weightlifting Federation said last week Ilyin had failed a 2012 retest, along with three other Kazakh gold medalists, but now his Beijing 2008 gold is also at risk. The IWF says Ilyin, who won the 94-kilogram...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Olympic champ tests positive at weightlifting worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Olympic champion Un Guk Kim of North Korea is among seven athletes who have been provisionally suspended by the international weightlifting federation after failing doping tests at the world championships. Kim, who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics by setting a world record total in the men's 62-kilogram division, tested positive for the banned...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blogger gets destroyed by Holley Mangold at wedding (Video)

Holley Mangold is not a woman to be messed with. One poor blogger found that out the hard way. Our friend Adam Smith aka “Smitty” of Barstool Philly (and one-time former LBS blogger), posted a few videos over the weekend that are now going viral. Smitty was at a wedding for Mangold’s sister, with whom...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Robles wants more feminine attire

Just because Sarah Robles competes in a sport dominated by men, it doesn't mean she wants to look like one. But at 5-foot-10 and 270 pounds, America's top-ranked weightlifter says she mostly wears workout clothes made for men because women's athletic attire rarely comes in her size. ''I'm wearing a dude's jacket right now. And a dude's shirt. Dude's sandals. A dude's hat. I've...
Via Fox Olympics
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Farris just misses American records

Kendrick Farris, the only male weightlifter from the United States competing at the London Olympics, barely missed breaking his own American records in the clean and jerk and overall total Friday. Farris, who competed in the 85 kilogram ''B'' group with lower-ranked lifters, cleared 155 kilograms in the snatch and 200 in the clean and jerk for a total of 355. That placed him third...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Lu double gives China weightlifting 'revenge'

The only weightlifting gold medal that China failed to win at the Beijing Olympics was in the men's 77-kilogram category, so they sent two lifters to London to make sure it didn't happen again. One would have been enough. Lu Xiaojun smashed two world records Wednesday in the most emphatic victory yet in the weightlifting competition. His teammate compatriot Lu Haojie was a distant...
Via FOX Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lu Xiaojun leads after snatch record

China's Lu Xiaojun set a snatch world record in the men's 77-kilogram weightlifting competition on Wednesday. Lu lifted 175 kilograms, bettering his own world record by 1 kilogram. He wanted to go for 177 kilograms in his third and last attempt in the snatch. But he ran out of time and wasn't allowed to take the lift, sparking protests from his coach. Lu is in first place ahead...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim Un Guk sets record to win gold

Kim Un Guk won North Korea's second weightlifting gold medal at the London Olympics on Monday, setting a world record total of 327 kilograms in the men's 62-kilogram division. Oscar Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia got the silver medal and Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia took bronze. World champion Zhang Jie of China missed the podium, finishing in fourth place. Kim did a victory dance...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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