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Diane Borg sets a new national record at Marsa and other excellent results overseas

Posted By Sportinmalta On June 4, 2012 @ 9:38 pm In Athletics,Featured | No Comments

Over the past few weeks, following her participation at the National Athletics Championships as organized by the Malta Amateur Athletics Association, Diane took part in two International events thanks to the support received from the MAAA and the MOC through their Centre of Excellence Schemes.

The first competition took place in Rieti.   In the 100m, with a negative wind of -1.1m/s Diane clocked a time of 12.26sec finishing 2nd to Maria Aurora Salvagno of the Aeronatica Militare (12.04sec).  In the 200m, Diane placed 3rd with a time of 24.78sec (+0.7m/s).

On the 30th of May, Diane was then invited to participate at the Athens Filothei Women Gala in Greece.  This women only Gala event, organized since the year 2000 by Yannis Koutsoyannopoulos, a highly renowned  jumps coach,  resulted from the growing interest in female athletics after Greece won a gold Medal at the 1992 Balcellona Olympic Games in the 100m hurdles by Voula Patoulidou.  Diane placed 2nd in the 100m with a time of 12.23 (+0.1) behind Russian athlete Gubina Ekaterina (12.14sec).


The Sports Woman of the Year and La Salle athlete seemed to have got the drive from these events as on Saturday at the Marsa track, she ran her best time of the year for the 100m in 11.95sec (+0.7m/s) just 0.06sec shy of her 100m record which she set last year in Liechtenstein whilst winning her silver medal at the GSSE.  The hype was still on a few minutes later, when Diane, coached by veteran sprinter Mario Bonello, went back to the track and set a new National Record in the 200m with a time of 24.15sec bettering her previous best of 24.27sec which she set at the GSSE whilst winning the gold in the 200m.

Diane’s next International event will now be at next weekend’s International meeting in Potenza, Italy.  With the help of the 20/20 schemes as run by the KMS, she will then focus on her training in preparation for the major International events scheduled for later on this summer. 




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