Lithuanian weightlifter celebrates Olympic bronze medal with perfect back flip

Weightlifting - Olympics: Day 8

When you win an Olympic medal, it's fair to say emotions can sometimes get the better of you.

Well that certainly happened to Lithuanian weightlifter Aurimas Didzbalis, as after he won a bronze medal in the Men's 94kg event, he celebrated by producing a perfect back flip.

The Lithuanian was in the running for a silver medal, and was attempting to lift 223kg, but sadly he couldn't quite get the lift which resulted in him settling for bronze.


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However, it's very clear from his celebrations that he was delighted with the medal, and it's safe to say no one expected him to produce a gracious back flip as his celebration.

After dropping the weight following his no lift, Didzbalis then did a shape of a heart with his fingers before making the crowd and commentators go wild with a perfectly executed back flip.

Despite the event still ongoing after his lift, the Lithuanian knew that he was guaranteed a medal and that's why he celebrated like he did.

You can watch the impressive back flip in the video below.

The Men's 94kg was eventually won by Iran's Sohrab Moradi, with Belarus' Vadzim Straltsou finishing second and taking home a silver.

Overall, the gold medalist Moradi lifted a combined 403kg, whilst Straltsou lifted 395kg, and Didzbalis lifted 392kg.

Didzbalis' bronze medal means Lithuania now have three medals to their name. Two bronzes and one silver, with two of them coming in the rowing, and the other being Didzbalis' in the weightlifting.

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