Malta’s participation in International tournament and Universiade

Friday, August 18, 2017, 15:00

Affiliated clubs with the Malta weightlifting association participated in the ZKC Senior international tournament during the Malta Club Competition. 706 athletes (380 men and 326 women) from 17 different countries participated in the event. The athletes included ones from big nations like USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Cameroon.

Malta’s leading female weightlifter Yazmin Zammit Stevens brought in the best result for Malta, placing 4th out of 71 athletes in the 69kg category with a total of 176kilo. This result is of high importance for her as next week she will be competing in the Univesiade games in Chinese Taipei.

Another very positive result came from Elisia Scicluna who placed 10th in the 90kg category with a total of 148kg. Other good results came from Pamela Borg, Lara Azzopardi, Daniela Xuereb, Sara Shawky, Rebecca Scerri, Tenishia Thornton and Rebecca Fitz.

The best results in the men group came from Kieran Mifsud in the 105kg placing 14th in the senior category and 1st in the juniors with the total of 275kg. Other good results came from Josef Pisani , Rylee Borg and Ryan Degiorgio.

 





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