Weightlifting: Micallef to compete in the IWF Grand Prix

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 17:12

Gavin Muscat

  • Malta open Championship for next Sunday

The IWF Gran Prix is one of the most expected event for this year as this will be the last chance for many athletes to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio. These championships will be taking place in Tehran, Iran from 30th May to 2nd June.

The Malta Weightlifting Association (MWA) will be participating for the first time in this high-level competition with Kyle Micallef in the 85kg category. This Grand Prix is open for male athletes in categories from 85kg to +105kg only.

Micallef is a well-experienced athlete and this year already showed he is in a good form after breaking national records and gained excellent results in the European Small Nations Championship last March in Cyprus.

Jesmond Caruana, President of Malta weightlifting, was selected by the IWF to be one of the Technical officials in this championship.

This Sunday, 29th May, the MWA will be organising the Malta Open Championship for men and women for all categories. A good number of participants, from six different clubs, have registered for these competitions. All of this will start at 9.30am with Cadets under 13, followed by Under 15, 17, 20 and the seniors at the Cottonera Sport Complex.

Il-IWF Gran Prix din is-sena hija l-aktar  waħda mistennija peress li din ser tkun l-aħħar ċans għall- ħafna atleti biex jikkwalifikaw għal-Logħob Olimpiku f’Rio.

Dawn il-kampjonati se ssir fil Tehran fl-Iran minn 30 ta` Mejju sa 2 ta` Ġunju.

Il-għaqda Maltija tal-Weightlifting (MWA) se tieħu sehem għall-ewwel darba  f’din il-kompetizzjoni ta ‘livell għoli permezz ta’ Kyle Micallef fil-kategorija 85kilo.

Din il-Grand Prix hija miftuħa biss għall atleti rġiel, dawk ta ‘kategoriji minn 85kilo sa + 105kilo. Micallef huwa atleta ta` esperjenza, u din is-sena diġà wera li hu f’forma ferm tajba wara li kiser rekords nazzjonali  u kiseb riżultati eċċellenti fil-Kampjonat Ewropew Nazzjonijiet Żgħar f’Ċipru f’Marzu li għadda.

Jesmond Caruana President ta ‘Malta weightlifting ġie magħżula mill-IWF li jkun wieħed mill-uffiċjali Tekniċi f’dan kampjonat.

Il-Ħadd 29 Mejju, il-MWA ser torganizza l-Kampjonat Open ta`Malta għall-irġiel u n-nisa għall-kategoriji kollha. Numru tajjeb ta ‘parteċipanti minn sitt klabbs differenti rreġistraw għal dawn il-kompetizzjonijiet. Dan kollu ser jibda fid-9.30 bi Kadetti taħt 13 il-sena, segwit minn dawk ta taħt il-15, 17, 20 kif ukoll ghal kbar fil-Kumpless Sportiv tal-Kottonera.





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