“Dedication? It is not only my medal, but it is the result of a very hard work that involves many people. The special dedication as well as to the coaches is for my grandfather who unfortunately is no longer there, but he was with me in the race . Of course I also thank the Army, they supported me in everything and never made me miss anything “. These are the words of Mirko Zanni, connected from the dark room of Casa Italia after the bronze in weightlifting. “My parents (both sports, ed) when I was born had promised each other that I would not do the sport of one or the other. My dad, however, secretly took me to the gym, after a month there was a competition and after that I started my journey “, said Zanni.