Matthias Steiner wins world strongest man title

Matthias Steiner from Germany has won the gold medal in the men’s 105kg plus weightlifting competition at the Beijing Olympics.

Russia’s Evgeny Chigishev won the silver medal and Viktors Scerbatihs from Latvia won the bronze.


Noel Kumar - August 20, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

This brought a tear to my eye as I was sitting in my TV room clapping and cheering him on. He had just lost his wife of 3 years, as she just had a car accident a year ago. She was saving up to come to this olympics. He had never lifted 258kgs (248kgs previous best).
This was something from above
Well done Matthias Steiner

Mike - August 20, 2008 @ 1:00 pm

I saw him miss one of his lifts. It looked like the Russian was going to win and then he did a great lift, a personal best as you say. I saw him with the picture at the medal ceremony and didn’t know his story, but you could tell there was a family tragedy. One of those great Olympic stories, which is what the Olympics should be about.

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