Matthias Steiner’s story is sure to melt even the coldest heart! The German weightlifter promised his wife that he would win an Olympic gold medal one day. Unfortunately, she never got to see it happen as she lost her life in 2007 in a car accident.
After a year of trying to cope, he entered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and did something no one had ever accomplished. To win the gold medal, he had to break the record and his own personal best by 10kg – which is pretty much impossible.