On this very special edition of the Weightlifting World podcast we’re honoured to be joined in person by the 1996 Olympic Gold medallist in freestyle wrestling’s heavyweight class, and former WWE and current TNA pro-wrestling superstar, Kurt Angle. Kurt talks about what makes an Olympic champion, his philosophies on making weight, his approach to training as an amateur wrestler and how that changed moving into the ‘pro-ranks,’ training with weightlifters at the US Olympic Training Centre and how he coped, or didn’t, with the fallout of winning an Olympic Gold medal. We also discuss wrestling’s near ejection from the Olympic Games and what we in weightlifting can learn from it.