Impressive Performances by Malta Weightlifting Team at IWF Junior World Championships
The Malta weightlifting team made from Tenishia Thornton, Rylee Borg and Kim Camilleri Lagana finished the IWF Junior World Championships in Guadalajara Mexico on a positive note.
Kim Camilleri Lagana first on stage had a good performance in the 45A category lifting 58kg Snatch and 75kg C&J and finished in 10th position.
Tenishia Thornton had a very strong start in the 64B category. In the Snatch she lifted 82kg, moving to 85kg and closing successfully with 87kg that placed her in 3rd place. Thornton also broke the Malta junior and senior National records. In the C&J she started confident at 102kg, but she missed missed the 105kg due to a press out on her left elbow. This competition was very important for Thornton since she is peaking up for the Olympic qualification event in Doha in less than 3weeks.
Last Maltese athlete in these championships, category 81B was Rylee Borg. He had a stellar performance. Borg opened the snatch at 108kg, missing the 111kg moving to a successful 112kg. In the C&J he opened at 135kg and moved to 139kg. He had good challenge against Croatia athlete but finally Borg had a good win by lifting successfully 142kg. In this competition Borg had a personal best on total with 8kg and broke all national records in the 81kg Youth and Juniors.
Team was under the coaching of Jesmond Caruana .