Chinese strongman Zhang Xiangxiang totaled 319 kilograms to win the men's 62kg class weightlifting gold medal at the Olympic Games on Monday.
Zhang, 25, kneeled down four times to thank the responsive home fans, who roared to support him when he tried to break the world record in his third clean and jerk attempt.
"It's also for all my supporters," he said.
Zhang was still very happy despite the failed try at the world record. He crouched on the platform and kissed the barbells.
"The world record is a personal honor, while the gold is the honor of the country, so gold matters more than the record," he said.