Rio 2016 Olympics: Weightlifter's song and dance wins over crowds

David Katoatau dances after a successful lift in the men's 105 kg weightlifting. Photo / AP
David Katoatau dances after a successful lift in the men's 105 kg weightlifting. Photo / AP

David Katoatau, a weightlifter from Kiribati, has fans across the globe - but not just because of his heavy lifting ability.

Katoatau is arguably the best dancer at the Olympic games and has been showing off his dance moves after every lift - even when a weight is little too heavy.


The 32-year-old, who finished in sixth place at Rio, won Kiribati's first ever gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two years ago.

Katoatau is an advocate for his country, and has this to say about the effects of climate change and global warming.

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