Milko Tokola

Further Personal Information
Marital status
Married
Family
Wife Anna, son Edvin Maximilian
Languages
English, Finnish, Russian
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began weightlifting in 2004.
Why this sport?
"My friend was a weightlifter in a small, old gym and he introduced me to the sport. I liked it immediately and stayed with it."
General Interest
Hero / Idol
Turkish weightlifter Taner Sagir, Iranian weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh. (allthingsgym.com, 13 Nov 2012)
Injuries
He struggled with a knee problem at the 2016 European Championships in Forde, Norway. (yle.fi, 06 Jun 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without pain you cannot achieve anything." (Facebook profile, 10 Jul 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named Athlete of the Year in 2015 by TUL Lapin. (yle.fi, 27 Apr 2016)
Famous relatives
His wife Anna has also represented Finland in weightlifting. (is.fi, 11 Jan 2018)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competitive weightlifting in January 2018. (is.fi, 11 Jan 2018)

CLUB FOUNDER
He and wife Anna founded the weightlifting club Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Karhut in Finland. He has served as president and head coach of the club. (annaeveri.com, 26 Jul 2015; Pohjois-Pohjanmaan Karhut Facebook page, 10 Jul 2016)

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