Yerzhas Boltayev, the weightlifter’s coach, said this during the briefing that was held at the airport.
And because he wants to read All Things Gym he is
going to learn English in the next six month. “I am going to study; I feel that I need knowledge and skills. I’d like to learn English. I will devote my time to English in the nearest half a year,”
Good choice Ilya! Furthermore he also has other plans for the long term future.
He said that he was not going to quit weightlifting. Ilyin is going to do a Masters Degree in Sports. “I am going to become a coach. It is interesting to work with professional athletes. I think that if I qualify as a coach, it will be a huge success both for me and for Kazakhstan sport,” the athlete said.
Don’t know for when he plans this, but in the videos posted earlier he said that his souls tells him to lift in Rio 2016.
Thanks to Rob for submitting this news.
Update: Kazakh news piece confirming it. Thanks to Soiren and Max for translating.
A place of the first number in 94 kg category is now vacant. The first applicants on this place are Vladimir Sedov and Almaz Uteshov, who will go to WWC in Poland.