Commonwealth Games: Weightlifter David Liti named top performer on Gold Coast

Giant Kiwi weightlifter David Liti is bringing home more than just a Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The 'Big Bear', winner of the 105kg-plus division on the Gold Coast last week, has been awarded the David Dixon Award for outstanding sporting spirit from the event.

The award is given for performance, fair play and overall contribution to the New Zealand team, and it's chosen by the Athletes' Advisory Commission.

At the closing ceremony on Sunday night, Commonwealth Games Federation president Louise Martin said Liti exhibited great sportsmanship and consideration for his fellow competitors while competing at the highest level.

Liti lifted 403kg to win his division, but also helped injured Samoan rival Lauititi Lui off the stage and onto the podium during medal presentations.

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