Jeremy Zammit continued to rewrite the history books at the European U-20 Championships in Tallinn when the young athlete placed fifth in the long jump final.
Zammit, who on Thursday set a new national record in the U-18, U-20 and U-23 categories with a leap of 7.58 metres, further improved on his best when posting a leap of 7.62 metres.
His effort was also the second-best jump in the world in the U-18 category, just three centimetres away from the world-leading jump of 7.65 metres – surely a remarkable feat for this promising youngster.
Zammit’s performance was also just nine centimetres short of the senior national record held by veteran Rachid Chouhal who has his best jump at 7.71 metres.
Graham Pellegrini was in action in the 200 metres and he ran a good race. However, his time was eventually deleted as he was disqualified for invasion of the lane.
Rachela Pace will be in action on Saturday morning when she competes in the long jump.