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Camilleri Lagana places seventh at European Youth Championships

Kim Camilleri Lagana was the first of the three youth Maltese athletes to compete at the European Youth Weightlifting Championships in Poland on Friday.

The 13-year-old Camilleri Lagana was one of the youngest to compete in the 40kg U15 category, but still managed to finish in a commendable seventh place.

The Maltese young lifter managed to finish ahead of lifters from Slovakia and Poland.

Camilleri Lagana had a close fight with the Ukrainian athlete, but unfortunately did not manage to surpass her in the end.

The Maltese young lifter managed all her snatch attempts successfully at 38,40 and 41kg, and went on to make her first attempt in the clean and jerk at 49kg, finishing with a 90kg total.

Rylee Borg and Tenishia Thornton are the other weightlifters representing Malta at these Championships and will be in action on Monday.

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