Watch: Kiwi David Liti given sportsmanship award at Commonwealth Games closing ceremony

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 won gold in the 105kg division and didn’t hesitate to help injured silver medallist Lautiti Lui. Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

Liti, 21, was presented the David Dixon Award by the president of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Louise Martin.

Liti won gold in weightlifting with Ratcliffe winning gold in the women's hammer throw at the Gold Coast Comm Games. Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

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.

Liti and coach Tina Ball have captured the hearts of this year’s Commonwealth Games. Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

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.

The 21-year-old weightlifter won the David Dixon Award for his sportsmanship during the Games. Source: TVNZ | Commonwealth Games

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