In pictures: Malta 4th in Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 22:57

The Malta weightlifting Association last week organized an international training camp which then was followed by the fifth weightlifting
Mediterranean cup. This training camp and competition was carried out using the ltest state of the art technology at the Cottonera sports complex.

The Nations which took part included Turkey who came in first place with 1233 points, followed by Italy with 1179 points, then Israel with 906 points and in a respectable fourth place came Malta with 848 points. Slovenia can in fifth, then Cyprus followed by Spain, Serbia and Libya.

In this competition the Maltese lifters lifted a good number of personal bests. Christian Saliba broke three national records in the junior section with a 1kg increase in both the snatch and the clean and jerk totaling 212kg. Steve Borg increased his snatch by 5kg while young Kimberly Coleiro increased her total by 8kg for a total of 88kg. Veteran lifter Emmanuel Camilleri also increased his total by 8kg for a respectable 163kg total while Rodmar Pulis 16 increased his total by 4kg for 177kg. Ryan Agius increased his total by 3 kg to 167kg.Last but not least Noel Coleiro increased his total by 3kg for 235kg.

Clint Grech and Nicole Gatt were also fundamental to increase the points for the Maltese national team. Honoring those present with his presence for this competition was Dr.Tamas Ajan who is the president of the International weightlifting Federation (IWF) and an IOC member.

Other dignitaries who attended for the competition were Dr. Hassan Akkus who is the vice president of IWF, Dr. Ammar Addidi being the
President Mediterranean Games, Maurizio Lo Buono the President of the Mediterranean Weightlifting confederation and last but not least Dr.Khaled Mehmed Mahlhel who is the president of African Weightlifting Federation.

A good number of Maltese officials took part in the running of the competition; these were Simon Brincat, David Saliba, Alfred Ellul Mercer,
Gayle Caruana, Ramona Borg and Rodienne Balzan. Apart from these officials a good number of helps gave a helping hand in setting up the hall and in the running and loading of the weights.

The KMS also gave its support for this competition together with a number of sponsors.


  1. capt rao says:

    dear organisers
     i am very happy to see like this type of competitions in the world and we indian team would like to take part in feature competitions please inform us also 
    thank you sitr
     with warm regards
    capt ss rao
    manager and officer in charge 
    indian army team


    Jesmond Caruana Reply:

    Dear capt rao

    This competition was only for Meditteranean countries.

    Thanks for your interest.


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