Noel Coleiro wins Malta Open Wieghlifting Championship

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 23:55

Last Sunday, the Malta Weightlifting Association skillfully organized the third event of the season, this being the Malta Open Championship at the Cottonera Sports Complex.

The action kicked off with the youths where 15 year old Rodmar Pulis hoisted a personal best both in snatch with 73kg and in the clean and jerk with 95kg thus totaling 168kg, placing him in first place among the youths with 211 points.

Noel Coleiro

In the junior category, the MCAST Naxxar club won all the three medals, with Christian Saliba finishing first, raising a total of 199kg with 242 points, second placed Ryan Aguis with a total of 143kg with 189 points, and third  place for Clyde Sammut lifting a total of 135kg with 155 points.

The Senior category was dominated by the Cottonera weightlifters with Noel Coleiro lifting an impressive total of 232kg with 277 points to take gold, followed by Clint Grech with 200kg total with 268 points who was very close to break the 69kg category clean and jerk national record with 116kg. But unfortunately the bar was not fixed properly overhead and in third place came Stephen Borg with a total of 177kg with 207 points

Cleavan Cutajar had a pleasant competition totaling 127kg, this being a personal best. Emanuel Schembri who is undergoing preparations for the Commonwealth Games, snatched 110kg but did not manage to finish the competition by failing on the 150kg clean and jerk.

1 Comment

  1. Renato says:

    Well done NOEL Keep it up


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