25 Jun '17, 9am

Days after setting a new world record for #powerlifting, Matthew found himself stranded at an airport in Belarus.

Just three days after setting a new world record at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships, Matthew was looking forward to celebrating with family and friends at home. He never expected that his first reward would be getting stuck at the airport in Belarus . Matthew and his brother Marcus, 23, have been stranded there for over 30 hours due to visa issues. Speaking to Youth.SG on the phone from Minsk National Airport, Matthew, 18, who had just woken up from a nap, shared about his ordeal for the past 30 hours. Marcus and Matthew had to take turns to sleep, while the other guarded their luggage. PHOTO CREDIT: MARCUS YAP He said they have been killing time by watching YouTube videos. "I am watching the IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) live stream. Other than that, we are just killing time waiting for our visas. I'm just thankful for the fact we found a place ...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Spotted/People/2017/6/Getting-a-lift...

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