Most (but not all) of the best Olympic liters tend to be average or short limbed with average to long torsos. While there could be some other issues complicating this relationship I think it’s actually fairly straight forward- shorter levers = better weight room numbers. This kind of brings up an important point that I’ve been thinking about lately…that weight room numbers won’t be as indicative to success for taller runners and jumpers as they are to their shorter counterparts.
I read somewhere that to compare with a person of average height you can add 10% to your lifts if you are 190cm or taller, and 20% if you’re 198cm or taller. So Olsson’s 150kg PC is the equivalent of a shorter athlete of the same BW having a PC of around 165kg, making his ratio that much more impressive.
Does that adjustment sound accurate to you? At 194cm, I tend to mentally add 15% to my lifts when I compare with other guys who are 170-185cm or whatever.