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Maltese taekwondo team win medals at European Championships for Small States

A team from The Malta Taekwondo Association have just returned from San Marino where the European Taekwondo Championships for Small States was held.

All four athletes won medals in their weight categories.

In the 80kg class, Mamadou Balde won a bronze medal after finishing only behind Luxembourg’s Chadrack Lungungu and Cyprus’ Christos Achilles.

Michela Scerri, in the 37kg weight category, also made it to the lower step of the podium that featured gold medal winner Montenegro’s Lana Baletic and Adriana Valdivia, from Andorra, who took the silver medal.  

Another success was for Nathan Degiorgio in the 53 kg category, placing second and getting his silver medal after winning against Luxembourg’s Lucas Wumch.

This category was won by Cyprus’s Diogenes Christoudias.

Alycia Cassar won bronze in the 51 kg category to place only behind Cyprus Grigoria Theofanous and Kyriaki Angelidou.

The Maltese team was speared by the national coach Ditmir Vodinaj and Anna Vassallo, the MTA president and who is also the ETU vice-president.

The countries that took part in this championship were Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Isle of Man, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro and San Marino.

The team has a full programme in preparation for the European Cadet Championships which are being held in Malta in November 22.

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