Heavy bronze for Pizzolato, just missed one feat too big. Record number of bronze medals for Italy team


Antonino Pizzolato won the bronze medal in the weightlifting 81 kg category. The Italian lifted 365 kg, trying the 210 kg snatch one last time. Had he succeeded, he would have stepped the podium. But he failed.

The Sicilian athlete was preceded by China's Lu Xiaojun, who lifted 374 kg, and Dominican Zacarias Bonnat Michel, with 367 kg.

The Italian Team will take 14 bronze medals at Tokyo 2020, making it the Games with the highest number of third places (the previous record was 13 bronze medals in Rome 1960 and Sydney 2000).