Olympic Stories

In 2012, Steiner became famous for dropping a snatch attempt on his neck and scaring the shit out of everyone. 4 years ago in Beijing he won a gold medal. The heaviest lift in the heaviest weight category, Steiner was for at least a day the most powerful, if not the strongest man on earth. He pulled 500+ lbs from the ground and put it over his head. It’s unfathomable. If you’ve ever held even a 200 or 300lbs at waist level you quickly realize how crazy it is to think that someone could lift it over head.

I’ll admit I cried up watching the video. Steiner’s wife was killed in a car accident prior to the games, and he absolutely loses it when completes the lift. He makes the lift and then goes crazy.


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