March 6, 2014
A group of lifters representing the Malta Weightlifting Association recently took part in the Mediterranean Cup in Tunisia.
The team was composed of three athletes – Ryan Agius, Charles Degiorgio and Martin Pisani. They were under the guidance of official Jesmond Caruana.
This was the first experience abroad for Degiorgio. He managed a total of 185kg and 234 points as Pisani lifted 200kg for 230 points.
Agius was the best Maltese lifter in the competition after managing a total of 198kg and 244 points.
The Maltese team ended with 709 points and classified 10th from 14 nations involved in the Mediterranean Cup.
The competition was won by the host team followed by France and Turkey.
Other nations represented in the competition hailed from Egypt, Morocco, Slovenia, Libya, Italy, Spain, Bosnia, Algeria, Serbia and Greece.
While in Tunisia, the Maltese lifters also found time to conduct training sessions along with their peers from the north African country.
They also attended a seminar which dealt mainly about young lifters and how they can improve their skills and level in the sport.
Caruana, on his part, attended the Mediterranean weightlifting confederation congress during which he tabled the country’s bid to hold the 10th edition of the Mediterranean Cup in 2016.
The Maltese delegation in Tunisia was assisted by, TWF, the Mediterranean confederation, Maltese Olympic Committee and Kunsill Malti għall-Isport.