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TARANENKO Leonid (1956) Bielorussia / Weightlifting
Taranenko was reckoned to be the strongest man in the world after he lifted 475 kg in total for the clean and jerk during the Seoul games in 1988 - a feat no other weight lifter has managed since. This Bielorussian had won his first Olympic title in Moscow in 1980 in the 108 kg category.Following a car accident Taranenko vanished from competitions for years until his triumphant come back and legendary record in 1988.He was back again in 1992 in Barcelona where he got a silver medal in the super heavyweight category.
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