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Watch: Jeremy Zammit leaps to European U-20 long jump final with national mark

Long jump sensation Jeremy Zammit has become the first Maltese athlete to reach a final at the European U-20 Championships when setting a new national best on Thursday.

Zammit achieved a best jump of 7.58 metres which is a new national record… bettering his own previous best by seven centimeters – 7.51 he set in Italy two years ago.

The Maltese long jumper, who is ranked no.1 in the European U-18 division, finished the day in seventh place from 24 participants to book his place in Friday’s final.

Apart from Zammit, Athletics Malta is also represented by two other athletes in Tallinn.

Graham Pellegrini competed in the 400 metres and finished the race in a time of 49.36 seconds. He will be back in action in the 200 metres on Friday.

On the other hand, Rachela Pace took part in the triple jump event and produce a best leap of 12.09 metres. She will now be in action in the long jump event on Friday.

The Athletics Malta is led by technical director Mario Bonello.

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