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Ilya Ilyin breaks two world records

Updated: August 4, 2012, 6:09 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin nailed all six lifts, broke two world records and defended his Olympic title from four years ago.

Even more extraordinary: He made it look easy.

Most lifters in the 94-kilogram class paused for a few seconds as they gripped the bar, collecting themselves for the excruciating effort of lifting one-fourth of a ton over one's head.

Ilyin marched up to the bar with quick steps and hoisted it in the air so fast that by the time a "good lift" was ...

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