Raymond Cassar wins bronze medal at the IFBB European Championships

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7:20

IFBB-MALTA had four athletes represent Malta at the IFBB European Championships that took place in Santa Susanna, Spain between 3-7 May, 2012.

The categories at the event were Juniors championships, Masters championships and Men’s European championships.

The team that represent Malta at the European Championships are Roderick Theuma, Raymond Cassar, John Spiteri and Gilbert Zammit. IFBB-MALTA president Mario Pace was also at the event as a judge.

The Maltese athletes had to face fierce competition from countries that produce some of the best bodybuilders in the world. The top five teams at the event were 1) Russia, 2) Turkey, 3) Ukraine, 4) Slovakia and finally 5) Poland. In all 27 countries took part in this event.

In the European championships category, Roderick Theuma took part in the 75-80kg category while Gilbert Zammit faced fierce competition in the 90-100kg category. The two athletes were very well prepared for the event, but with such a high level of competition, unfortunately they did not place.

In the Classic category, John Spiteri placed fifth.

Raymond Cassar represented Malta in the Men’s 50-59 years Classic Bodybuilders Open category and placed third taking home the prestigious bronze medal. Raymond Cassar is not only a dedicated bodybuilder, but he is also one of the world’s top and well respected photographers in the sport of bodybuilding covering events such as the Arnold Classic and the Mr. Olympia every year. Cassar’s  photos grace the covers of all the top bodybuilding magazines all over the world.

With such a high level of bodybuilding at these championships, placing in any event of the IFBB is one of the most prestigious honors any bodybuilder can have.

In recent years, with the hard work and determination of IFBB-MALTA president Mario Pace, the committee and athletes, Malta has managed to make a mark on the European bodybuilding scene placing high and also breaking the top three.

This competition and all of the IFBB sanctioned competitions are all drug tested and fall under the WADA (World Anti Doping Association) code.

For more information regarding the IFBB-MALTA log on to www.ifbb-malta.com.




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