This year’s ZKC Weightlifting International Club tournament saw 6 local clubs participate out of 64, from different parts of the world, with 397 male and 115 female competitors battling for titles. The best results from the local clubs came from Cottonera Males, who placed 15th out of 43 clubs, and Starmax Females placing 12th out of 40 clubs.
The best individual placing from the Maltese athletes came by way of Malcolm Camilleri, of the -56kg category, lifting a total of 121kg and by Kieran Mifsud of the -94kg category, both placing 1st in the under-15 and 2nd in the under-17 categories. Kirstin Coleiro also achieved a good result, placing 3rd in the under-15 category, by lifting a total of 109kg all of Cottonera WL centre.
In the Seniors section, the best result came from Noel Coleiro, of the -94kg category, who placed 13th out of 65 with a total of 240kg, followed by Martin Mifsud of the -105kg category who lifted a total of 222kg placing 17th out of 48 athletes both from Cottonera WL centre. Other athletes making significant results where Ryan Agius from Heavy-light-weights club placing 27th out of 75 lifting 215 kg in the 85kg category. Trailing behind him was Chris Schinas from Tarxien Club placing 14th out of 29 in the -69kg category lifting a total of 170kg.