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Dimitriy Klokov, who won silver at the Beijing Olympics in
2008, left the competition because of an unspecified medical
condition according to the Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko.

The Russian weightlifting federation said current world
champion Khadzhimurat Akkaev had failed to recover from recent
back surgery and would not lift in Monday’s competition.

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