Sportivi 2015: Sportsman of the Year

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 17:55

Gavin Muscat





Rodmar Pulis (weightlifting)

Obtained ninth place in the European Championships in Lithuania. Took part in several other competitions, among them an international event for clubs in which he placed 18th from 69 participants. Formed part of the national team that finished third in the Small Nations tournament in Monaco and fourth in the Mediterranean Championship. Set a new national record in the 77kg category.

Adam Vella (wrestling)

Was runner-up in the International Malta Open in the 66kg category. In the final, he was defeated by Craig Pilling of Wales. It was a positive year for Vella who obtained other good results in local competitions, dominating his category. Was also selected as the wrestler of the year by the association.

Andrew Chetcuti (swimming)

Passed through a very positive year. His best successes were the two silver medals he won at the Games for European Small Nations in Iceland, where he finished runner up in the 100 and 50 metres freestyle. He also won a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly in Iceland. In June and August, he established two new national records in the 50 and 100m freestyle.

Steve Camilleri (waterpolo)

Once again, it was another stellar year for this Neptunes, Ortigia (Italy) and national team player. His best was evident with the national team as he was influential with his performances and goals in helping the side earn a historic qualification for the European finals. He was also in the national team that finished fourth in the Comen Cup in September.

Mark Spiteri (tenpin bowling)

Managed to win the national championship for seniors (Over 50 years) at the first time of asking. He was also successful in the European Championships in Bologna, Italy, in which over 1,000 players took part. There he won two silver medals – in the individual championship and in the All events. Was also successful in the Mediterranean Championships where he won the gold medal in the teams category, the silver in the Masters event as well as a bronze medal in the doubles.

Kevin Moore (athletics)

Moore was once again a protagonist for Malta and the athletics squad at the Iceland Games for European Small Nations in Reykjavik. There he won the gold medal in the 200m in a good time of 21.54 seconds. He also won the 100m gold medal. Apart from that he also registered other successes which led the MAAA to select him as the male athlete of the year.

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