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JABOTINSKI Leonid (1938), Russia / Weightlifting
In the 1960's, this Russian weightlifter was the first to lift weights over 200 kg. He beat his compatriot, Vlassov, the holder of the Olympic title, in Tokyo in 1964 when he succeeded in lifting 217.5 kg in the clean and jerk, 2.5 kg more than his opponent. Four years later, in Mexico, he won the gold again, after having lifted 572.5 kg over three lifts. Jabotinski beat a great number of records before having to give up his sports career for reasons of health.
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