Commonwealth Games: Gold medalist weightlifter David Liti pulls off the splits

David Liti might be known for weightlifting, but it turns out he's also got some impressive gymnast skills.

Footage from the New Zealand Olympic Committee shows the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games gold medalist pulling off the splits last week.

"It's been a goal since I was a kid... I've always wanted to do the splits," he told Newshub Sport's Kirstie Stanway.

"I'm sick of people saying, 'This fat boy can't this, this fat boy can't do that.' I was like, 'Okay, I'm going to show you. I'm a fat boy and I want to show you I can do this.'"

Liti, 21, won gold in the men's 105kg-plus class on Monday.

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