Test event and qualification for the Med Cup.

The Malta Weightlifting has successfully organized a test event competition in preparation for the upcoming 9th edition of the Mediterranean Cup that will be taking place in Malta from 19th to 22nd March.

In this event, the athletes that particularly stood out were the female categories, setting 13 new national records (NR). Krista Camilleri winning the overall with 169 points lifting the total of 133kg and break 8 (NR) in the 69kg category, she was followed by Pamela Psaila scoring 164 points lifting the total of 120kg and set a new (NR) in the 63kg category. Third place was won by Sarah Grixti with 145 points; she had to battle very hard against her opponent Dorianne Attard that finished with 144points. However Grixti manage to set up new 4 (NR) in the juniors +75 Category and in youths 69kg Category, she lifted the total of 137kg.

A big number of male athletes also participated, and as a result, were divided into three competitions. Winner of this competition was Kyle Micallef lifting the total of 240kg, followed by Noel Coleiro’s 235kg and with Rodmar Pulis’ 215kg total taking third place.

This competition was the last chance for the athletes to qualify for the upcoming international competitions. The athletes chosen to form team Malta for the Mediterranean cup are Kyle Micallef, Ryan Agius, Noel Coleiro, Rodmar Pulis, Krista Camilleri and Pamela Psaila. One of the advantages of organizing a international event locally is that was selected the second team for the event and the selected athletes are Owen Bugeja, Jovan Reljic, Daryl Psaila, Matthew Camilleri, Sarah Grixti, Dorianne Attard, Hayley Mizzi and Nathalie Borg.