Ilya Ilyin, Other Guests and Participants Announced for 2016 Klokov Power Weekend

The second annual Klokov Power Weekend is coming up this November, and while some Russian athletes have already been announced for the competition portion, Dmitry Klokov himself has recently confirmed an impressive list of guests and participants.

Nine new guests and participants are confirmed to attend the event in Moscow; Klokov’s post did not specify exactly which are participating in the two-day competition portion, which will text the following events for cash prizes:

Hang Snatch with Straps
Jerk from the Rack
Power Clean & Press

The newly announced attendees include both active lifters and retired lifters and coaches. Several are currently serving provisional suspensions after doping retests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.

The new names are listed below; most have much lengthier lists of accomplishments than the snippets we’ve included here.

Klokov Power Weekend

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Ilya Ilyin (Kazakhstan) — Multi time Olympic Gold Medalist (2008 and 2012), World Champion, and World Record holder. Ilyin is currently serving a provisional suspension after positive doping retests from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He was not allowed to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

David Rigert (Russia) — Olympic Champion and World Champion, former Head Coach of Russian National Team, and Member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.

Szymon Kolecki (Poland) — 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist.

Vyacheslav Klokov (Russia) — World Champion weightlifter and Dmitry’s father.

Apti Aukhadov (Russia) — 2012 Olympic silver medalist, currently serving a provisional suspension after positive doping retests from the 2012 Olympic Games.

Mikhail Koklyaev (Russia) — Veteran strongman, weightlifter, and powerlifter; Russian weightlifting champion.

Ruslan Nurudinov (Uzbekistan) — 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2013 World Champion.

Aleksandr Zaychikov (Kazakhstan) — 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist.

Khadzhimurat Akkayev (Russia) — 2 time Olympic medalist (2004 and 2008).

What are you most excited to see at the second annual Klokov Power Weekend? Which lifts are you most excited to see tested? Let us know in the comments below!