In this edition of the Weightlifting World Podcast we interview with the phenomenal Bosnian born German superheavyweight Almir Velagic. Almir is the friendliest, nicest man you could ever wish to meet and gives us a fascinating interview covering his growing up during the war in the former Yugoslavia, moving to Germany and taking up weightlifting, getting on to the national squad, competing at numerous World and European Championships and two Olympic Games and winning a European Champs silver medal in 2009. He also gives us a fantastic inside account of Matthias Steiner’s Gold medal winning performance in 2008. Almir gives his very honest opinions regarding anti-doping efforts in the sport and discusses his future goals. If you love weightlifting you MUST listen to this interview!