Three bronze medals for Italia team! Mirko Zanni is 3rd in the 67 kg category


The third bronze medal of the day for the Italian Team at Tokyo 2020 comes from weightlifting. It was signed by Mirko Zanni (photo Mezzelani - GMT Sport) who, in the 67 kg category, conquered the third step of the podium, with 322 kg total, behind the Chinese Lijun Chen (332 kg, with Olympic record) and the Colombian Luis Javier Mosquera Lozano (331 kg). For Zanni, this is his second Olympic medal after taking bronze at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.
For the Italian Team, as mentioned, this is the third bronze medal won in this edition of the Olympic Games, the fifth overall (in the Italian medals table there is also a gold and a silver).
Italian weightlifting is back to win an Olympic medal 37 years after Norberto Oberburger won the 110 kg gold medal in Los Angeles '84.
"Lifting has not won an Olympic medal for 37 years? I am convinced that I will be the forerunner of a new era - the Italian athlete's warm comment -, more medals will come because we are a united team, we work well, there are important athletes, and we follow the Federation's project".