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. Archived from the original on 14 January 2016. Retrieved 14 January 2016.