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Rylee Borg places seventh at the European Youth Championships

Sets seven national records in Poland competition

Maltese young weightlifter Rylee Borg was in action on Monday at the European Youth Championships in Poland.

The 14-year-old Borg, who is the only male representative in the Maltese team at the championships, placed seventh overall in the U-15 age group 67kg category.

Borg had an excellent debut at the championships when he topped the Group B standings by a whopping 13kg over the second-placed lifter when totalling 191kg.

He then moved into Group A where he also managed to leapfrog two lifters to finish seventh overall.

Borg managed a 86kg Snatch and 105kg Clean and Jerk to move about two Polish lifters as well as other participants from Finland and Hungary.

The Maltese young lifter was successful in all of six lifts, going 80kg, 84kg and 86kg in Snatch while he lifted 100kg, 103kg and 105kg in the Clean and Jerk to break seven national records in the process.

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