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Watch: Mireya Cassar breaks 50m barrier to set new hammer throw national record

Thrower Mireya Cassar enjoyed a memorable day at the Matthew Micallef St John Stadium on Saturday.

The young athlete has broken the hammer throw national record three times and went beyond the significant 50-metre milestone, with an impressive 52.50m throw.

Cassar was competing at the second Challenge Meeting at the Marsa track hosted by Athletics Malta.

This result means that Cassar, who is currently undergoing professional training in Germany, has broken the national record four times in the four competitions she has taken part – three of them abroad. In total, she improved her record by almost five metres.

The five-star performance in Marsa for Cassar was completed with another record, this time in the shot put for the Under 20 category.

This result augurs well for the continuous development of this emerging talent. Cassar is expected to be one of the athletes representing Malta in the Athletics Championships for Small States of Europe that will be held in Malta this coming June.

Galea Soler books Euro U-18 Championship berth

Another impressive performer on Saturday was Matthew Galea Soler who produced an impressive performance in the 400 metres when completing the distance in a time of 49.79 seconds.

For the 15-year-old, this result earned him a berth in the European U-18 Championships in his first season in this age-group category.

Galea Soler’s time was 0.63 seconds off the national record set by Michael Fraser who had ran the distance in 49.16.

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