Weightlifting for Charity

December 22, 2015

The Malta Weightlifting Association organised successfully a charity event in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund.
This event was scheduled to be organised at the Smart City Malta but due to bad weather, it was held at the Cottonera sport complex.
The first session of the day was for children less than 10 years with the barbell loaded 8kg, the athletes needed to do the maximum repetitions in 3 minutes. This session was won by Nathaniel Fenech with 44 repetitions followed by Rylee Borg 42 repetitions and Kyle Camilleri 41 repetitions.
In the Under 17 the athletes needed to do three challenges, with the barbell loaded 40kg the athletes needed to do the maximum repetitions in 3 minutes. The athlete who won this challenge was Kieran Mifsud with 32 reps, followed by Owen Bugeja 29 reps and Andy Grech 24 reps. The Second Challenge was the ground to overhead with one maximum repetition this was easily won by Mifsud with 115kg. The last challenge was the dead lift, this was won by Bugeja with 175kg. The Overall was won by Mifsud 79 points followed by Bugeja 78 points and Grech 71 points.
In Women category, the athletes needed to do three challenges; with the barbell loaded 30kg the athletes needed to do the maximum repetitions in 3 minutes. This challenge was won by Pamela Psaila with 50 reps followed by Katrina Homolova 47 reps and Maja Vaha 42 reps. The Ground to overhead with one maximum repetition was won also by Psaila with 65kg. The deadlift challenge was also won by Psaila with 170kg. Psaila won the Overall with 84 points followed by Vaha and Homolova 73 points and Fabiana Bermudez with 67 points.
The last event for the day was for men, the athletes needed to do three challenges, with the barbell loaded 50kg the athletes needed to do the maximum repetitions in 3 minutes This challenge was won by Daryl Psalia with 47 reps followed by Rodmar Pulis 43 reps and Roderick Attard 39 reps. The Ground to overhead with one maximum repetition was won Pulis with 135kg followed by Psaila 132.5kg and Kyle Micallef 125kg. The dead lift challenge was won by Mario Mifsud with 320kg followed by Clayton Darmanin with 262.5kg and Psaila 235kg. The Overall was won by Psaila with 76 points followed by Pulis 75 points, Micallef 67 points and Matthew Camilleri 44 points.

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