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Watch: Camilleri Lagana strikes gold at the European Youth Championships

The Malta Weightlifting Federation celebrated another milestone on Wednesday as Kim Camilleri Lagana was crowned as the European Weightlifting U-15 champion in the 40kg category at the continental youth championships being held in Poland.

Camilleri Lagana was in fine form yesterday as she managed to lift 49kg in the Snatch and then lifted an impressive 65kg in the Clean and Jerk on her third and final attempt.

That handed Camilleri Lagana a total of 111kg that put her at the top of the overall standings.

Camilleri Lagana finished ahead of Turkish lifter Aysu Bektas who managed a best lift of 50kg in the Snatch and 60kg in the Clean and Jerk that earned her a total of 110kg.

The bronze medal went to Gabriela Chifiriuc, of Romania, who managed a best lift of 40kg in the Snatc and 49kg in the Clean and Jerk for an 89kg total.

Camilleri Lagana is one of three lifters representing the Malta Weightlifting Association in Poland.

Tenishia Thornton will be in action in the 55kg U-17 category while Rylee Borg will compete in the U-15 73kg category, with both competitions scheduled for Saturday.

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