Olympic weightlifters at the awards ceremony, 1964
Published: July 29, 2012
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Tokyo, October, 1964: The world's strongest man, Leonid Zhabotinsky of the Soviet Union, has no trouble hoisting the arms of his two closest competitors as they receive their Olympic medals in heavyweight weightlifting. Joining gold medalist Zhabotinsky are silver medalist Yuri Vlasov of the USSR, left, and and bronze medalist Norbert Schemansky of the U.S. Zhabotinsky's three-lift total of 572.5 kilograms (1,262.3 pounds) set an Olympic record.