Leonid Zhabotinsky Invited to the Arnold

Leonid Zhabotinsky, 1964 and 1968 Olympic gold medalist in the superheavyweight class, has been invited to the Arnold Expo, weightlifting meet director Megan Tornstrom confirmed today.

Tornstrom, who along with Mark Cannella brought weightlifting to the Arnold Expo, is committed to "Grow the sport," and to help put some of her ideas into action, she will be running for a seat on the USA Weightlifting Board of Directors later this year.

Explaining that she wants to bring "more international flair" to weightlifting events in the US, Tornstrom said, "We hope to recapture the excitement of the sixties."

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