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.
Here are more short profiles of weightlifting greats. These must be from a single documentary (which?). Profile of Alexander Kurlovich. Profile of Leonid Taranenko.
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.
World Record Wednesdays with Leonid Taranenko 266kg Clean and Jerk – this is the largest amount ever lifted in competition