The Russians are unconquerable when it comes winning weightlifting championships. When combined, the former USSR and Russia have earned a staggering number of 231 international weightlifting titles throughout history. The golden period between the 1960’s and 1990’s witnessed Soviet weightlifters breaking and creating a large number of world weightlifting records. Vasily Alekseyev was one of the most notable weightlifters from this region, and one who set an amazing number of 80 World Records in the sport, and also won Gold medals at the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics. For a long time, the world has been curious about the astounding success of the USSR's and Russia 's weightlifters, with many claiming they knew some secret exercises that led to such profound success. Another interesting fact was the longevity of the Russian weightlifters in the weightlifting industry. For example, Leonid Taranenko, a Soviet/Belarusian weightlifter, won his second Olympic Gold Medal in 1992 at the age of 36, quite old for a top level competitor in the sport. Whatever be the secret, no one can deny the longstanding supremacy of the former USSR and present-day Russia in weightlifting. One of the most famous Russian weightlifters of the new millennium is Dmitry Klokov, who has won a World Championship Gold, a European Championship Gold, an Olympic Games Silver, and many other accolades in the 105-kilogram weight class. Klokov's father was also a world class weightlifter for the USSR.
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IWF secretary general Sehdev Yadav said that action would also be taken against coaches of the suspended lifters. "The coaches of the suspended lifters would also be banned for two years and fined heavily for the offence of their wards. Their 'B' sample tests are awaited after the 'A' sample results were revealed to be positive. Their cases will come up before an anti-doping disciplinary panel that will decide the sanctions to be imposed on them," said Yadav on Friday, adding: "This is one of the biggest doping scandal in recent times."