Malta Open Championship

April 24, 2022

On Saturday 23rd April, the MWA organized the annual Malta Open Championships, were Tenishia Thornton and Shaun Ciantar won the overall titles for the day. Almost a tradition for every single competition now, 16 year old Tenishia Thornton managed some new national records and therefore competition personal bests at the meet. She finished with a 79kg snatch and 98kg clean in the 59kg weight category. She not only finished 1st in the U17 and U20 age categories, but also won the title for the seniors with a whopping 248 points.  Kim Camilleri Lagana finished 1st in the U15 age categories and followed Thornton in the ranking all the way to the senior age group. She finished with a 48kg snatch and 63kg clean and jerk which gave her a total of 198 points. Elisia Scicluna finished in 3rd place for the senior female age group after snatching 75kg, clean and jerking 98kg and a total of 183 points.

Other noticeable female results came from Aaliyah Gatt u finished right behind Kim Camilleri Lagana in the U15 age category. She managed a 43kg snatch along with a 60kg clean and jerking earning her 178points. Kaya Curmi inguanez finishied in 3rd place for the U15 age category with 153 points.

The male overall title was won by Shaun Ciantar who finished with a 112kg snatch and 130kg clean and jerk in the 81kg weight category. His 242kg total earned him 297 points which was only 4 points ahead of second place finisher Anton Micallef. Micallef managed a snatch of 110kg, clean and jerk of 137kg which gave him 293 points. Vlad Baldacchino, who is still recovering from an injury, managed a 3rd place finish with 282 points.

Youth athlete and NSS student Rylee Borg had an excellent competition, with personal bests lifts across the board. Borg managed a 97kg snatch and 118kg clean and jerk which also meant he managed the qualifying total for the European Junior Championships. His 277 point finish also placed him first in the U17 and U20 age categories. 

Another NSS athlete finished first in the cadet age category. Nathan Mifsud managed a 34kg snatch and 48kg clean and jerk earning him 159 points.

Cadets Boys                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st MIFSUD Nathan  2010   NSS CA 39.40 2.073   34   43   77   159.59
2nd SAID Luca 2012   ALPHA WL CLUB CA 55.25 1.547   29   34   63   97.46
3rd BALZAN Nathan 2010   ALPHA WL CLUB CA 32.40 2.540   17   17   34   86.36
                               
GIRLS U-15 (135 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st CAMILLERI LAGANA Kim 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 41.60 1.788   48   63   111   198.43
2nd GATT Aliyah 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 43.15 1.731   43   60   103   178.32
3rd CURMI INGUANEZ Kaya 2007   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 42.75 1.745   41   47   88   153.59
P VASSALLO Kristina 2007   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 50.40 1.526   35   44   79   120.57
P BUGEJA GATT Mikaela 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 93.95 1.086   43   43   86   93.38
                               
GIRLS U-17 (150 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st THORNTON Tenishia 2005   Marsaskala WL Club YO 56.50 1.406   79   98   177   248.82
2nd CAMILLERI LAGANA Kim 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 41.60 1.788   48   63   111   198.43
3rd GATT Aliyah 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 43.15 1.731   43   60   103   178.32
4th BUGEJA Mariah 2005   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 70.60 1.228   57   72   129   158.48
5th CURMI INGUANEZ Kaya 2007   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 42.75 1.745   41   47   88   153.59
P GRIMA Mariah 2005   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 53.85 1.454   39   52   91   132.28
                               
Boys U-17 (227 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st BORG Rylee 2006   NSS YO 72.45 1.291   97   118   215   277.63
                               
Boys U-20 (249 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st BORG Rylee 2006   NSS YO 72.45 1.291   97   118   215   277.63
DNF TREEBY WARD Luke 2004   ALPHA WL CLUB JU 79.70 1.226   x   x   DNF   DNF
                               
Girls U-20 (160 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st THORNTON Tenishia 2005   Marsaskala WL Club YO 56.50 1.406   79   98   177   248.82
2nd CAMILLERI LAGANA Kim 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 41.60 1.788   48   63   111   198.43
3rd GATT Aliyah 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 43.15 1.731   43   60   103   178.32
P BUGEJA Mariah 2005   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 70.60 1.228   57   72   129   158.48
P BRIFFA Rheanna 2003   Marsaskala WL Club JU 52.80 1.474   45   61   106   156.29
                               
WOMEN SENIOR (178 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st THORNTON Tenishia 2005   Marsaskala WL Club YO 56.50 1.406   79   98   177   248.82
2nd CAMILLERI LAGANA Kim 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 41.60 1.788   48   63   111   198.43
3rd SCICLUNA Elisia 1992   ALPHA WL CLUB SE 94.65 1.083   75   94   169   183.05
4th GATT Aliyah 2008   ALPHA WL CLUB YO 43.15 1.731   43   60   103   178.32
P FABRI Daniela 1998   ALPHA WL CLUB SE 87.50 1.114   51   65   116   129.21
                               
MEN SENIOR (265 MQS)                            
Place Name Born Cod Club Class B.W.  Sinc.   Snatch   C&J    Total   Point
1st CIANTAR Shaun 1993   TRAINING ROOM SE 79.05 1.231   112   130   242   297.88
2nd MICALLEF Anton 1991   TRAINING ROOM SE 84.60 1.190   110   137   247   293.92
3rd BALDACCHINO Vlad 1996   THE GYM SE 106.10 1.086   120   140   260   282.42
4th BORG Rylee 2006   NSS YO 72.45 1.291   97   118   215   277.63
Guest SALTER Lee 1988   GUEST SE 80.95 1.216   106   141   247   300.35
P ABELA Matthew 1994   ALPHA WL CLUB SE 75.75 1.259   83   103   186   234.23
P CASSAR Jeremy 1993   ALPHA WL CLUB SE 82.65 1.203   61   80   141   169.69
P GALEA Stephen 1987   THE WORKSHOP SE 94.15 1.135   55   73   128   145.28