Austrian-German weightlifter Matthias Steiner is a one-of-a-kind fighter. Steiner was married in 2005 to his wife Susan, his biggest supporter. Steiner then decided it was time to retire from weightlifting. But Susan pushed him to continue. She made him promise to compete in the 2008 Bejiing Olympic Games. Steiner promised, but then tragedy struck. Before the games began, Susan passed away in a car crash in 2007.
Instead of stopping Matthias made the bold decision to honor his wife through competition. He trained even harder, focused intently, and won the Gold by lifting more than he had ever lifted before. It’s an incredible display of emotion, pride, and love.