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Mireya Cassar breaks hammer throw national record in Germany

Young Maltese athlete Mireya Cassar put her name in the Athletics Malta record books when she set a new national standard in the hammer throw event during a meeting at Hassloch Athletics stadium in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

Cassar produced an impressive throw of 47.46 metres which is a new national record in the hammer throw.

Her effort was 61 centimetres longer than the previous national best which had been set by Antonella Chouhal during the Summer Meeting 3 in 2018.

For Cassar, her performance is undoubtedly the fruit of months of hard work.

In fact, the young athlete spent four months training in Mannheim, Germany with renowned throwing coach Khalid Wajih.

For Cassar, her performance in the Germany meeting had an added taste of satisfaction as it also earned the Pembroke Athleta athlete a qualification berth in the Malta team that will be competing in the European Throwing Cup that will be held in Portugal next month.

For Athletics Malta, this has been a very positive weekend, as apart from Cassar there were two other national records set by Jeremy Zammit in the long jump event in Ireland and Ben Micallef in the 800 metres race in the US.

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