Kari’s Heroics Lifts Tweetisphere Into A Frenzy

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Papua New Guinea Weightlifter Steven Kukuna Kari’s gold medal performance was the topic of conversation in just about every household in the country. It wasn’t just about him grabbing PNG’s first gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games but moreso how he climbed from outside the top three to grabbing gold in his final lift.  And weightlifting fans around the world following the 90kg categeory competition took to twitter just how much they enjoyed Kari “never say die” performance to snatch the medal that mattered most to his country.

Here are some of the classic tweets from around the world on the man known in his village as “the beast”!

Let’s start off with the lift itself

And then twitter went into a frenzy: