A small, dedicated group of Americans helped to open the doors for women more than 30 years ago and the growth of women's weightlifting has been the biggest "good news" story in the sport since then. There is still work to be done. "For men only" still applies in some Islamic nations, though none as large or significant in weightlifting history as Iran, and there are too few female coaches, technical officials and "leaders" in the sport.
Saeed Alihosseini was 21 when he was banned for life in 2009 for a second doping offence. After two successful appeals his ban was cut to eight years, and at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships here in Anaheim he finished second to Lasha Talakhadze, the Georgian super-heavyweight who set another two world records. At 29 Alihosseini, from Ardabil near Iran's border with Azerbaijan, is still young enough to aim for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Ilyin, from Kazakhstan, said, “I’m still young, I’m 29 years old, at the height of my sporting career. "I really want to return to the sport – this is my priority.”He spoke of his desire to return to competition as soon as possible, though Kazakhstan is suspended from weightlifting until October and Ilyin's hopes of competing in the Asian Games in Indonesia in August seem sure to be dashed. “If I win, I’ll go further,” he told the today.kz website.
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