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5th Place for Malta in the Mediterranean Weightlifting Championships

Posted By Sportinmalta On March 11, 2016 @ 2:08 pm In Featured,Other,Weightlifting | No Comments

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

A selected team from the Malta Weightlifting Association has just participated in the 10th Edition of the Mediterranean Weightlifting Championships held in La Coruna, Spain. During this competition the Maltese athletes competed against teams from Bosnia Herzegovina, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Italy, Israel, Slovenia, Spain and Turkey. This year’s edition was won by Turkey, followed by Spain and France with Malta clinching the 5th place.

First to lift for the Maltese was the youngster Andy Grech who managed to conclude his first international competition in amazing form by recording a personal best total of 185kg and scoring 235 points.

Next in action in the women’s section were the newcomers Elisia Scicluna and Kristen Borg. Despite being their first international event both athletes performed well and completed the competition with great success scoring 157 and 156 points respectively

In the final competition, Malta was represented by Matthew Camilleri and Rodmar Pulis. In spite of the limping start, Camilleri still managed to deliver, scoring a total of 229kg, earning 275 points. Last on the platform for Malta was Pulis whose currently preparing for the Summer edition of the Olympic Games in Rio. Pulis managed to produce a stellar performance breaking a new national record in the Clean & Jerk and scoring an overall 309 points.

These results inaugurate well for the Maltese lifters’ possibilities of qualifying for next year’s Mediterranean Games held in Tarragon, Spain.

The Maltese contingent was led by the Malta Weightlifting coach Jesmond Caruana. Malta’s  participation in this competition wouldn’t have been possible without the constant support of the Maltese Olympic Committee and Sport Malta.

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Malti

Il-Ħames post għal-Malta fil-kampjonat għal pajjiżi tal Mediterran.

Tim mgħażul mill-Għaqda Maltija tal-Weigħtlifting għadu kemm ipparteċipa fl-għaxar edizzjoni tal-Kampjonat għall-Pajjizi tal-Mediterran gewwa La Coruna fi Spanja. L-atleti Maltin ikkompetew kontra bosta timijiet mill-Boznija Herżegovina, Ċipru, Eġittu, Franza, Italja, Iżrael, Slovenja, Spanja u Turkija. Ir-rebbieħa ta’ dan il-kampjonat kienu t-Turkija segwiti minn Spanja u Franza ripettivament, fejn it-tim Malti irnexielu jakwista il Hames posizzjoni.

L-ewwel fl-azzjoni għal Malta kien iz-zagħzugħ Andy Grech li irnexxielu jgħalaq l-ewwel kompetizzjoni internazzjonali tiegħu b’rizultati ferm pozittivi fejn hu refa’ total ta’ 185 kilo. B’hekk hu rebah lit-tim Malti 235 punt.

Fil-kompetizzjoni tan-nisa imbagħad refgħu Elisia Scicluna u Kristen Borg. Għat-tfajliet Maltin din kienet l-ewwel esperjenza internazzjonali u għalkemm għadhom novizzi fix-xena,huma irnexxielhom jiksbu rizultati tajbin hafna. Scicluna u Borg irrekordjaw 157 u 156 punt rispettivament.

Fil-kompetizzjoni finali, Malta kienet rappreżentata minn Matthew Camilleri u Rodmar Pulis. Minkejja l-bidu daqxejn incert, Camilleri xorta rnexxielhu jefa t-total  ta 229 kilo, jakwista 275 punti. L-aħħar fuq il-pjattaforma għal Malta kien Pulis li attwalment qed tħejji għall-edizzjoni tas-Sajf tal-Logħob Olimpiku f’Rio. Pulis irnexxielu jipproduċu prestazzjoni brillanti fejn irnexxielu iwaqaf rekord nazzjonali ġdid fil-Clean & Jerk ta 142 kilo w jiskorja 309 punti għat-tim.

Dawn ir-riżultati jinawgura tajjeb għall-possibbiltajiet l-lifters Maltin ta ‘kwalifikazzjoni għal sena d-dieħla Logħob tal-Mediterran li ser issieru gewwa Spanja stess.

Il-kontinġent Malti kien immexxi mill-kowċ Jesmond Caruana. parteċipazzjoni ta ‘Malta f’din il-kompetizzjoni ma kienx ikun possibbli mingħajr l-appoġġ kontinwu tal-Kumitat Olimpiku Malti u Sport Malta.

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Gallery

Andy Grech

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Elisia & Kristen

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Elisia Scicluna

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Kristen Borg

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Matthew & Rodmar

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Matthew Camilleri

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Rodmar Pulis

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The Maltese contingent

 

 


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