That’s Chinese weightlifter Long Qingquan. He is 123 pounds of muscle packed into a 5-foot-1 frame, and he won the 56 kg weightlighting gold medal this afternoon with a world record total score of 677 pounds on two lifts. Right before his record-breaking 170 kg clean and jerk, North Korean lifter Om Yun-chol broke the standing Olympic record of 169 kg.
Om is even shorter than Long, and their matchup made for an incredible duel, as each athlete kept pushing the other further and further towards weightlifting history. Thai lifter Sinphet Kruaithong took the bronze, but the event belonged to Om and Long. Their back-and-forth led to some amazing pictures:
These dudes each lifted over three times their body weight, and are thus allowed to pull all the faces they want.