Frank Rothwell posted this blast from the past. Leonid Taranenko’s 267.5kg World Record Clean & Jerk attempt at the 1988 in Cardiff. See his 266kg C&J here.
Short Kurlovich & Taranenko Profiles
Here are more short profiles of weightlifting greats. These must be from a single documentary (which?). Profile of Alexander Kurlovich. Profile of Leonid Taranenko.
Big Hair = Big Lifts
Just stumbled across this photo from the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Leonid Taranenko, Valentin Khristov, Gyorgy Szalai. Something felt wrong about it, so I found the original.
Leonid Taranenko 266kg Clean and Jerk
World Record Wednesdays with Leonid Taranenko 266kg Clean and Jerk – this is the largest amount ever lifted in competition