There was no shortage of memorable moments for weightlifters during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A number of records fell - American, Olympic and world - as there were close battles in each and every weightlifting category.
Here are some of the top moments. . .
The United States sent four weightlifters to Rio. Though the others had success (more on that later. . . ) Sarah Robles was the country's last chance to break a 16-year medal drought.
SPOILER ALERT: She did it.
Robles took home the bronze medal with a total of 286kg.
Only two American women have won an Olympic medal in weightlifting: Tara Nott (gold, 2000) and Cheryl Haworth (bronze, 2000).
After finishing with a total of 318kg to win a gold medal in his weight class, Colombia's Oscar Figueroa removed his shoes and put them on the platform to signal his retirement from competition.
Talk about ending your career in style.
As mentioned before, Sarah Robles walked out of Rio with a bronze medal, but that was just part of a strong showing for the United States.
Morghan King helped the United States get off to a good start on Day 1 of the Olympics. King, in her first Olympics, set a new American record for the snatch with a 83kg lift.
This one is memorable for all the wrong reasons.
After the snatch Andranik Karapetyan of Armenia was in the middle of a serious battle with China's Lyu Xiaojun atop the men's 77kg weight class.
His chance at a medal ended during his second clean and jerk attempt when his elbow went in a direction it was never meant to.
You can watch the moment below. But you've been warned, the video is not for the squeamish.
It was an intense battle to end the men's 56kg group.
Long Qingquan and Om Yun-Chol set three records in the span of two minutes to decide who would win the gold.
How would you celebrate your country's first weightlifting medal?
Aurimas Didzbalis of Lithuania decided to go with the backflip.
You're always taught to give 100% effort.
Milko Olavi Tokola of Finland had his intensity level cranked up to about 150% during the men's 85kg weight class.