Lifting for Love: One of the Best Moments ever in Olympic Weightlifting!

A truly great sporting moment.

Matthias Steiner lost his wife in a car accident shortly before the 2008 Olympics. He vowed that he would win the Olympic Gold for her. After things went badly in the Snatch he had to complete a 258kg Clean and Jerk to take first place. Motivated by his passion, what happened next was incredibly moving…

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Editor-In-Chief at BOXROX. I come from a background of rugby and weightlifting. Growing up in the English Lake District, I spent a great deal of time swimming in its stunning lakes and rivers. In 2015 my brothers and I became the first people to swim the 145km length of the River Eden, from source to mouth, in 9 days. We also swam the Corryvreckan whirlpool, the third largest in the world, and Crossfit is a huge part of my training for these events.

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