MCAST lifters make it to National Team

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 11:05

On the last competition scheduled by the Malta Weightlifting Association for the selection of lifters to represent Malta in the forthcoming Mediterranean Championships, two members of the MCAST Naxxar Weightlifting Club, qualified for the national team.

Ryan Agius and Christian Saliba have registered their best performances to date, while competing in the selection competition held today, Sunday 26th September 2010.

 Agius, 20 years old, lifted a Snatch of 71kgs plus a Clean & Jerk lift of 88kgs with a light bodyweight of 66.4kgs. His total lift being 159kgs, Agius met his objective to be selected in the national team for the first time.

 Saliba had an astonishing performance. Weighing at 85.2kgs, 17 year old Saliba established nothing less than seven junior national records. Having snatched a record of 90kgs, he consolidated his rising star status, doing Clean and Jerk records in the tune of 110kgs, 115kgs and finally an awesome 120kgs. In doing so, Saliba broke the “Total” records by 200kgs, 205kgs and finally settled for 210kgs.

 These results augur well for the club and since the new scholastic year is on the doorstep,  all students attending MCAST Institutes can contact their respective sport teachers, to have a go at this sport. Otherwise all those interested can contact  9944 6891 or 9947 0478 or from

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