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Durham Special Olympian wins gold, dances on podium

Posted July 21, 2010 10:17 a.m. EDT

— 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!"