When super-heavyweight lifter Matthias Steiner won his first Olympic gold medal, he kissed a photo of the woman he had buried in her wedding dress last year.
The hulking Germanâ€™s tale of love and loss has moved millions of viewers around the world, and the image of Steiner holding up the photo of Susann, who died after a car crash, was splashed across German websites on Wednesday.
â€œThe first thing Iâ€™ll do when I get home is visit her grave,â€ German media quoted the 25-year-old Steiner as saying. â€œIâ€™m never able to stay around her grave for long because it hurts so much. Susann was and is my great love.â€