Team Malta enjoyed a stellar performance in the Special Olympics Invitational Games that came to a close on Tuesday evening.
The Maltese contingent, formed by over 400 athletes in six different disciplines, were up against fellow peers from 23 other countries and the home athletes gave a strong showing during the three-day event.
Team Malta enjoyed a strong performance in athletics, bocce, bowling and swimming, finishing their commitments with an impressive tally of 65 gold, 60 silver and 67 bronze medals.
In fact, in track and field events Maltese athletes finished their commitments with 47 podium finishes.
The Maltese track and field athletes completed their efforts with a staggering 16 gold, 16 silver and 15 medals.
In bocce, the Maltese athletes also won 16 gold medals and racked up 15 silver medals as well as 17 bronze medals.
Maltese bowlers produced another dominant showing as they racked up 35 medals – 14 gold, nine silver and 12 bronze.
In football, the Malta Red selection took the gold medal while in table tennis, the Maltese also claimed four medals, one gold, three silver and one bronze.
Malta’s best performance in the Games came in swimming when they collected an impressive 56 medals – 17 gold, 17 silver and 22 bronze medals.