Sportivi 2015: Youth of the Year

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 18:01

Gavin Muscat

 

 

 

 

Kurt Attard (tenpin bowling)

Represented the country in one event, but won a gold and two silver medals. He formed part of a team of four athletes who took part in the Juniors championship in Norwich, England, where he helped the team win the gold medal in such a prestigious competition. In the same event, but in the individual competition, the 15-year-old Attard broke a personal record and won a silver medal from among 31 participants. He also won the silver medal in the All events. Locally, he is the runner-up of the national championship while also finishing third in the Bronze Cup.

Luke Camilleri (athletics)

One of the most promising athletes of the local association. After his positive performances and successes the past year, he was selected as the athlete of the year of the intermediate category. He won a silver medal at the FISEC Games in the 1,500 metres.

Kurt Cassar (basketball)

Formed part of the Malta national team which, for the first time in the history of Maltese basketball, won a gold medal in the FIBA Championship in the Under 16 category. Cassar has a depth of talent – in fact he has attracted the attention of some European clubs. Last year, he started playing for Stella Azzurra Roma in Italy.

Gary Giordimaina (wrestling)

Won a gold medal in the Mediterranean Championships in Madrid in the cadets category (54kg). He also won a gold and silver medal in the junior categories at the British championships in Weshpool, England. He also took part in the British championship for Juniors in Bolton, where he won a bronze medal in the 60kg category.

Kieran Mifsud (weightlifting)

Was ranked 20th worldwide in the youth category. He ended up 4th in the Commonwealth Games for Youths in Samoa, 4th in the European Union championship for youths and first in a competition in Italy – ZKC International Club Youth. Mifsud set no fewer than 28 records last year in the youths and juniors categories.

Ben Plumpton (waterpolo)

Skippered the national juniors team which for the first time ever qualified for a major competition in that category – the Baku European Games. Plumpton was selected by the Maltese Olympic Committee to be the Malta flagbearer for those Games.





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