New Zealand weightlifting gold medallist David Liti has won yet another award at the Commonwealth Games, winning the sportsmanship award at tonight's closing ceremony of the Games in the Gold Coast.
Liti, 21, was presented the David Dixon Award by the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Louise Martin.
After winning gold in the men's 105kg+ weightlifting division, Liti congratulated Samoan lifter Lautiti Lui by shaking his hand during their medal ceremony and showed great respect by wheeling his injured opponent off the stage.
Lui injured his knee badly while attempting to lift 228kg in the clean and jerk, ultimately settling for silver.
The Kiwi weightlifter lifted a total of 403kg in the men’s 105kg+ class, nailing a 229kg clean and jerk in his last attempt to clinch gold.
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