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Olympic bronze weightlifting medalist visits Aviano

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Bonner, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, briefs Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, about an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko, a 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, attended a powerlifting competition and toured different facilities on base including the Air Control Tower and an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Bonner, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, briefs Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, about an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko, a 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, attended a powerlifting competition and toured different facilities on base including the Air Control Tower and an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, watches a powerlifting competition at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko is an Italian weightlifter who won the bronze medal in the men's 67 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, watches a powerlifting competition at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko is an Italian weightlifter who won the bronze medal in the men's 67 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

UU.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Bonner, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, and Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, stand in the Air Traffic Control tower at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko and his father toured Aviano and different facilities including the ATC tower, Radar Approach Control facility and had the opportunity to look at F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Bonner, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, and Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, stand in the Air Traffic Control tower at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko and his father toured Aviano and different facilities including the ATC tower, Radar Approach Control facility and had the opportunity to look at F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Italian air force (ITAF) Col. Luca Crovatti, ITAF base commander, left, Mirko and Giorgio Zanni, middle, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, right, pose for a photo at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko, a 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, attended a powerlifting competition and toured different facilities on base including the Air Control Tower and an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Italian air force (ITAF) Col. Luca Crovatti, ITAF base commander, left, Mirko and Giorgio Zanni, middle, and U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Jason Bailey, 31st Fighter Wing commander, right, pose for a photo at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko, a 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, attended a powerlifting competition and toured different facilities on base including the Air Control Tower and an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, watches a powerlifting competition at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko is an Italian weightlifter who won the bronze medal in the men's 67 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics and he toured Aviano with his father. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, watches a powerlifting competition at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko is an Italian weightlifter who won the bronze medal in the men's 67 kg event at the 2020 Summer Olympics and he toured Aviano with his father. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy -- U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Ian Bonner, 510th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, briefs Mirko Zanni, 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, about an F-16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 19, 2021. Mirko, a 2020 Summer Olympics weightlifting bronze medalist winner, attended a powerlifting competition and toured different facilities on base including the Air Control Tower and an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Moeder)