This weekend the Malta Weightlifting organised the Mid-Summer competitions for the athletes that were doing a 3 week intensive training under the guidance of renowned coach, Tamas Feher.
The best results on the day came from Tenishia Thornton and Anton Micallef. Thornton 13 years old with a body weight of 44.72kg lifted in the 45kg category finishing up with 53kg Snatch and 65kg Clean & Jerk combining a total of 118kg, she also set 3 national records in each age group both U-15, U-17, U-20 and U-23. With the total of 118kg she managed to score 198 points which makes her the first ever Maltese weightlifter reaching the Platinum level in the MWA ranking.
Anton Micallef had a great competition on the day. He competed in the 81kg category lifting 107,111, 114kg Snatch and 132, 137,141kg in the Clean & Jerk, he finish with a total of 255kg and scoring 310 points. He manages to set new 7 national records, topping up the previous NR by impressive 14kg. In this competition he lifted enough to qualify for the Mediterranean cup an Olympic qualification event to be held in San Marino next October.
There were other positive results from different athletes that registered a personal best on the day especially in Cadets under 11 year`s old category with Kim Camilleri Lagana scoring 121 points, Aliyah Gatt 95 points and Julia Grima 79 points.
Yazmin Zammit Stevens had a successful training camp while she was recovering from ankle injury she competed in the Snatch phase by lifting 78kg, not to risk more she withdraw for Clean & Jerk to avoid un necessary strain . By this week she will travel to Romania for a training camp preparing for the World championship. A team of youth composed of Tenishia Thornton, Shelby Mangion Vassallo, Rylee Borg and Tristan Zammit will travel to Latvia for a training camp they will be accompanied by two coaches Elisia Scicluna and Jesmond Caruana.