Leonid Zhabotinsky

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Leonid Zhabotinsky in 1968

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.[1]

Zhabotinsky died after a long illness on 14 January 2016 in Zaporizhia. He was 77.[2]

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  1. "Леонид Жаботинский: «Шварценеггер всегда был моим поклонником»" (in Russian). 8 July 2008. Retrieved 14 January 2016.
  2. "Soviet 2x Olympic weightlift champ Leonid Zhabotinsky dies". The Washington Post. 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.