Matthias Steiner Media Release 2015

Matthias Steiner Media Release 2015

Olympic legend in Melbourne to give seminars on weightlifting and his remarkable life and living with diabetes
And for Queensland…
Olympic legend in Queensland to give seminars on weightlifting and his remarkable life and living with diabetes
Olympic Weightlifting Gold medalist legend Matthias Steiner is heading to Melbourne and Queensland to give seminars in weightlifting and to share his remarkable story about overcoming adversity, nutrition and living with diabetes.

The Austrian-German weightlifter won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics shortly after the tragic death of his wife and held a photo of her on the podium during the medal presentation.
In one of the most emotional moments in Olympic history, Steiner won gold in the men’s 105kg+ category with his last attempt at the clean and jerk by lifting 258kg – 10kg more than he had ever lifted previously

Steiner was in training for the Games when Susann was killed in a tragic car accident in 2007.
“I had to make a decision, whether to just stop or to carry on weightlifting,” Steiner said
“I realised that even if I stopped, what had happened was not going to change. It’s going to stay with me for the rest of my life.”
Having overcome many obstacles in his life, the 32-year-old will share his experiences and knowledge at seminars for beginners, intermediate and advanced weightlifters in Melbourne and Queensland from August 14-25 at the following locations;
  • 14th Crossfit Merciless
  • 15th Crossfit Dexterity
  • 16th Crossfit Diamond Valley
  • 17th Crossfit Box Hill
  • 18th Crossfit Box Hill
  • 19th Crossfit Rosebud
  • 20th Crossfit Pakenham
  • 25th Australian Strength Performance
  • 22nd Reebok Crossfit Gold Coast
  • 23rd Crossfit Bounce
As a teenager, Steiner was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes but he was able to successfully manage condition and diet despite the demands of weightlifting.

Steiner’s father Friedrich was a 20-time IWF Masters World Weightlifting champion and trained him for a time but didn’t think his son had what it took to be a successful weightlifter. Instead, Matthias Steiner went on to be four-time Austrian National Champion, win gold at the 2008 Olympics, compete at the 2004 and 2012 Olympic Games, win silver in the world championships and silver and bronze in the European championships.

Steiner was 2008 German Sportsperson of the year and is currently competing on the German production of TV’s Dancing with the Stars as well as Diabetes prevention advocate in Germany. 
He was convinced to come to Australia by No Days Off Supplements Director and Founder Arron Crawford, who recently traveled to Germany to meet him.

“This is an incredible opportunity for weightlifters to learn from an Olympic gold medalist,” Arron said. “After my own hardships and adversity in sport and life, I thought there would be no better role model for weightlifters, athletes, diabetics or anyone who is enduring tough times.”