Leonid Ivanovych Zhabotynsky (Ukrainian: Леонiд Iванович Жаботинський; 28 January 1938 – 14 January 2016) was a Soviet weightlifter. He set 19 world records in the super heavyweight class. He won gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Summer Olympics.
Zhabotinsky was born in a village in Uspenka, Sumy Oblast, Ukrainian SSR. He was born a Cossack family. He was married and had two sons. He became a Russian citizen after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
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- "Леонид Жаботинский: «Шварценеггер всегда был моим поклонником»" (in Russian). 8 July 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
- "Soviet 2x Olympic weightlift champ Leonid Zhabotinsky dies". The Washington Post. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.