Athletes from the Malta Weight lifting Association obtained excellent results in the 45th edition of the Challenge 210 Tournament in Tramelan Switzerland. The Maltese team consisted of four athletes Anton Micallef, Matthew Camilleri, Pamela Psaila and Natalie Borg, who finished in third place. It was a great achievement for this new MWA team. 180 athletes from nine different counties participated in this tournament such as; Spain, Italy, Hungary, San Marino, Monaco, France, Germany, Malta and the host country Switzerland.
The best individual result came from Pamela Psaila where she managed to win a silver medal in the Elite category against 24 athletes, she also managed to set two national records in the 63kg category by lifting 78kg Clean & Jerk and the total of 130kg. Matthew Camilleri lifted the total of 211kg and ranked 9th, Anton Micallef 200kg and ranked 21st and Nathalie Borg 108kg and placed 8th.
These great results are important for the qualifiers for the next international events, the European Small Nations and the Mediterranean cup.
The team was led by MWA President Jesmond Caruana. This competition was not possible without the friendship between the Swiss and Maltese associations together with the support of the Malta Olympic committee.