Durham Special Olympian wins gold, dances on podium

Posted July 21, 2010

— A Special Olympics athlete from Durham celebrated his gold medal win Tuesday by wowing the crowd with his impromptu dance on the podium.

Charles Quick received a gold medal for his deadlift of 270.1 pounds. He was one of 50 athletes representing North Carolina at the Special Olympics USA National Games in Nebraska.

He also won three silvers in the squat, bench and combined events.

"He loves MC Hammer and broke out into a dance when he received his Gold," said Megan O'Donnell, vice president of communications for Special Olympics North Carolina. "This is just classic! He is so popular here too – and has (the) best smile!"


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  • gator nation gal Jul 22, 2010

    Incredible job. Congratulations.

  • jervin6 Jul 22, 2010

    Awesome. Way to go Charles!!!!

  • contoursssvt Jul 21, 2010

    thats epic. had some smooth moves to.