Weightlifter collapses at Pan American Games, comes back for silver


Venezuelan weightlifter Genesis Rodriguez Gomez collapsed while trying to clean and jerk 106kg (233 pounds) and recovered to earn a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Toronto on Sunday.

She nearly won gold, being edged out by Colombian Rusmeris Villar by the tiebreaker of body weight by less than a pound.

Also at the Pan Am Games but in a separate lift, an Ecuadorian woman completed her clean and jerk but fainted moments later.

Watch both lifts here.

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