First edition ff the ‘Clubs Weightlifting Competition’

Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 11:27

The Malta Weightlifting association organized the 1st Club competition at the cottonera sports complex. In the First  Edition Of the ‘Clubs Weightlifting Competition’ four clubs took part.Cottonera Club competed with eleven lifters and gained 2143 points placing it in first place. Second placing was Nobel Club with 1129 points gained by seven athletes. Third place was Starmax Club who competed with five athletes and gained 1030 points.

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Falcons Club came fourth with 843 points. During this competition 14 National records were broken by Destiny VellaBusutill of Starmax, seven of these records were in the 63Kg category Youths and the other seven in the 63 Kg category Juniors. This was the largest scale competition ever to be held Malta. It gave very encouraging results.

Five of the athletes taking part were female and fifteen of the athletes were under 16s. Best Male Athlete was Clint Grech of Cottonera Club who gained 249 points and was followed by Matthew Muscat Inglott of Nobel Club by 248 points. Third place was Rodmar Pulis with 246 points.

Best Female Athlete was Nicole Gatt of Starmax with 116 points followed by Rodianne Balzan of Cottonera Club by 105 points and third came Destiny Vella Busutill of Starmax with 104 points.

These results will be sent to the relevant authorities abroad so that they compete in the International Tournament organised by Oceana and sponsored by KZC. The success of this competition was made possible by the help of the ‘Kunsull Malti ghall-Isport’ and the International Weightlifting Federation. Also involved in its success were a lot of volunteers who willingly gave their support.

The Competition was run by president of the Association Jesmond Caruana and referees Mr. Alfred Ellul Mercer, Simon Brincat, Ramona Camenzuli and Gayle Caruana.We thank everyone who contributed to make this competition a success!





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