Ilya Ilyin, Kaz weightlifter and world record holder tested positive for stanozolol in 2016 after a reanalysis of his B-sample test from the 2012 London Olympics
Ilya Ilyin is a name big enough in the world of sports.
Unquestionably, the Kazakhstan weightlifter is a high profile athlete that has proven his name not once, but four times by winning the world championships one after the other.
But as fame and controversies go hand in hand, likewise, the most prominent sport’s figure was all surrounded by allegations some time ago.
As per the International Weightlifting Federation, the now 30 years old world record holder was found positive on the illegal agents- Stanozolol and dehydrochloromethyltestosterone.
It is interesting to note that his samples, along with the samples of other weight lifters have been collected at the London 2012 Olympics, out of which, some other popular names had also been singled out with Ilyin.
IWF further revealed that his samples were re-investigated by the International Olympic Champion which clearly rules out the chances of any potential inaccuracy or slip-up.
Well, the popularity graph of Ilyin is considerably higher and anything that depicts such a negative side of the national hero is indeed, disappointing for his fans.
While it is not surprising for the athletes to go against the anti-doping policies, expecting the involvement of Ilya Ilyin in the performance enhancing drug is way more shocking- particularly when the sportsman has never failed a single test in his entire professional tenure.
So what exactly are these performance enhancing drugs, Stanozolol and dehydrochloromethyltestosterone all about?
What role do these play for the upgradation and improvement of performance in general, let’s find out?
What is Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone?
It is a steroid that is a derivative of Dbol, possessing anabolic and androgenic properties in one.
One good quality about the steroid like this is that it can encourage muscle gains, without aromatizing into estrogen unlike most of the anabolic steroids you come across.
How promising is Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone for athletes?
Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone is quite promising for people related to the athletic fields.
The reason for this lies in the fact that it holds the ability to produce gains, cut fat, and very importantly, boost strength.
Here is the list of side effects generated by Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone
- A drop in the natural production of testosterone.
- A rise in bad cholesterol and a drop in good cholesterol- the result of which is the deterioration of cardiovascular health.
- Problems related to fertility.
- A constant and growing stress on liver.
What is Stanozolol?
Similarly, Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid encompassing the powers to generate anabolic and androgenic effects in the body.
The substance penetrated into the market in 1962 to benefit patients with its therapeutic effects.
How promising is Stanozolol for sportsmen?
Stanozolol, just like many other steroids of its class, is regarded as a great performance enhancing agent.
More specifically, sportsmen treat Winstrol Stonozolol as an agent that can add to their vascularity, speed, agility and strength levels.
Here is the list of side effects generated by Stanozolol
- Abdominal pain.
- Gynecomastia /enlarged breasts.
- Intense stress on liver.
- Painful erection.
Why are Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone and Stanozolol banned?
Both the steroids, Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone and Stanozolol are Schedule III controlled substances that specify their trade and use as illegal.
On top of that, these agents were marked prohibited by the International Olympic Committee back in 70’s and are also banned by anti-doping policies.
While we just can’t underestimate the fan following and popularity of Ilya Ilyin, we always expect justice for the ones that play fair.
And since Ilyin has been found convicted of using performance enhancing substances, people expected an impartial verdict.
The junior and senior weightlifting world champion and all the other weightlifters that have been found positive on performance enhancing agents have been officially stripped of their titles.
Ilyin in particular, has been ordered to hand over both his gold medals ‘as a punishment for his involvement in substances that are strictly prohibited by the authorities’.