This Olympic Weightlifter Is All Of Us If We Made It To The Olympics


Competing in the Olympics is a pretty exciting thing for anyone, but this guy just can’t stop smiling. Or dancing, for that matter. David Katoatau from Kiribati (a collection of small islands in the Pacific) ended each one of his lifts with a personalized dance, winning the hearts of spectators everywhere.

And it’s not just his Olympic debut Katoatau is focused on. His little nation is suffering coastal erosion and flooding of its beaches. Katoatau lost his own family’s home to a cyclone, and he uses his weightlifting and dancing to raise awareness of his country’s plight.

So yeah, he’s a pretty cool guy. Check him out.