Weightlifting: Malta Open Championship successfully organised

Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 11:47

Note:This article has been published in both English and Maltese
Nota:Dan l-artiklu ġie miktub bl-Ingliż u bil-Malti

Gavin Muscat

The Malta Weightlifting Association successfully organised the Malta Open championship last Sunday at the Cottonera sport complex.

The first competition of the day was for the cadets. A good number of youngsters; all under the age of 13 participated with the best results for boys coming from Rylee Borg with 131 points followed by Kyle Camilleri 101 points and Jason Spiteri 70 points. The best result for girls U15 came from Shelby Vassallo with 105 Points while the U17 came from Shazel Gusman with 123points, who also managed to set four new national records in the 69kg youths division with a total of 97kg. Andy Grech was the winner of the men’s U20 division with a total of 233 points.

Placing first in the senior womens’ competition was Yazmin Zammit Stevens who lifted a total of 149 kg which gave her 196 points, whilst setting two national in the process in the 69kg division. 2nd place went to Jessica Borg Ghigo with a total of 180 points, followed by Kristen Borg with 157 points.

The final competition of the day was men seniors which involved a high number of athletes and produced a great level of lifting. This was the most challenged and hard fought division of the day. First place went for Matthew Camilleri who accumulated 277 points, followed by Kyle Micallef on 255 points and Vlad Baldacchino with 251 points. Very positive results were also produced from a number of new lifters. Yannik Pace gained a total of 233 points whilst brothers Owen and Kurt Camilleri were both just shy of breaking the 200 point mark.

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Malti

Assoċjazzjoni Maltija tal-weightlifting organizzat b’suċċess l-kampjonat Malti Open il- Ħadd fil-kumpless sportive tal- Kottonera.

L-ewwel kompetizzjoni kienet għal Kadetti, numru sabiħ ta tfal ħadu sehem bl-aħjar riżultati għall-subien ġejjin minn Rylee Borg ma 131 punti segwiti minn Kyle Camilleri 101 punti u Jason Spiteri 70 punti. Aħjar riżultat għall-bniet taħt 15 il-sena ġew minn Shelby Vassallo b’105 punti filwaqt li l-taħt 17 il-sena ġew minn Shazel Gusman ma 123 punti, hija wkoll rnexxielha tistabbilixxi erba ‘rekords nazzjonali ġodda fil-69kilo taz-żgħażagħ b’total ta’ 97kilo. Fl-kategorija taz-żgħażagħ taħt 20 sena,  l-ewwel post interbah min għall Andy Grech 233 punti.

Fil-grupp tan-nisa, l-ewwel post intrebah minn Yazmin Zammit Stevens b’196 punti, bl- irfigħ it-total ta ’149 kilo hija waqfet żewġ rekords nazzjonali ġodda fil-kategorija 69kg. Fit-tieni post Jessica Borg Ghigo 180 punt, segwiti minn Kristen Borg 157 punti.

L-aħħar kompetizzjoni tal-ġurnata kienet għall- irġiel fejn kienet l-aktar wahda missielta kemm minħabba  li l-livell għoli ta ‘atleti kif ukoll għadd kbir ta’ parteċipanti. L-ewwel post inrebaħ minn Matthew Camilleri b’277 punt, u kien segwit minn Kyle Micallef 255 punt u Vlad Baldacchino 251 punt. Riżultati ohra tajbin gew ukoll minn athleti li kwazi jistaw jitqisu bħal godda fix-xena tal-weightlifting,  Yannik Pace 233 punt u l-aħwa Owen u Kurt Camilleri li t-tnejn punteġġ qrib il-200 punt.

Yazmin Zammit Stevens

Shazel Gusman

Matthew Camilleri





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