Matthias Steiner - Beijing 2008 Olympics (13 photos)

Photos of German super-heavy weightlifter Matthias Steiner winning gold at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Steiner kissed a picture of his late wife Susann on the gold medal podium, choking back tears over the promise he made to her that he would keep their Olympic dream. Susann died in a car accident in 2007.

 
Matthias Steiner strains to lift 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.Matthias Steiner in an emotional celebration after successfully lifting 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt and clinching the gold medal.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.Matthias Steiner kisses the floor in an emotional celebration after successfully lifting 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt and clinching the gold medal.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.Matthias Steiner in an emotional celebration with his coach after successfully lifting 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt and clinching the gold medal.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.German weightlifter Matthias Steiner kissed a picture of his late wife Susann on the gold medal podium, choking back tears over the promise he made to her that he would keep their Olympic dream.Matthias Steiner lifts 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.Matthias Steiner in an emotional celebration after successfully lifting 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt and clinching the gold medal.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.German weightlifter Matthias Steiner kissed a picture of his late wife Susann on the gold medal podium, choking back tears over the promise he made to her that he would keep their Olympic dream.German weightlifter Matthias Steiner kissed a picture of his late wife Susann on the gold medal podium, choking back tears over the promise he made to her that he would keep their Olympic dream.German weightlifter Matthias Steiner kissed a picture of his late wife Susann on the gold medal podium, choking back tears over the promise he made to her that he would keep their Olympic dream.Matthias Steiner celebrates after successfully lifting 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt and clinching the gold medal.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.Matthias Steiner celebrates after successfully lifting 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt and clinching the gold medal.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.Matthias Steiner strains to lift 258kg on his final Clean and Jerk attempt.  Steiner dedicated his win to his late wife, Susann, who died in a car accident in 2007.
 

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