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Finnish weightlifter Milko Tokola was very excited after successfully clean-and-jerking 175 kilograms today—so excited that he passed out:

Fear not for Tokola’s health, as he says this happens from time to time:

“It happens sometimes, but that was the first time for a while,” Tokola said cheerily afterwards.

“I have a problem where sometimes when I give 120 per cent I pass out. It’s when I put my body through too much in that moment.

“Doctors have investigated and they think maybe it’s to do with blood levels in the brain when I lift heavyweights,” the Finn added.

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Tokola’s lift was good enough to put in him ninth place.

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Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

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