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Nicholas Muscat secures another bronze medal at European Youths

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas Muscat continued Team Malta’s impressive run at this year’s European Youth Championships (EYC 2022) after winning a bronze medal in the All Events category.

The All Events category is an amalgamated category where all bowlers’ series across all categories – singles, doubles, and team – are aggregated together.

Muscat scored the third highest total out of Europe’s top bowlers across these entire championships’ three main categories as he averaged 215.5 over 18 games.

This is the first time a male Maltese adolescent has won an individual medal at the illustrious European Youth Championships.

The first time Malta secured a medal in this competition as a team also came in this year’s championships as the boys’ selection also won a bronze medal.

Sara Xuereb was the first medal winner for Malta in the history of the EYC. She has two bronze medals from the 2018 and 2019 editions respectively.

Finishing third in the All Events category, Nicholas Muscat has now qualified for the Masters category. He will be joined in the finals of the event by his national team-mates Dwayne Zahra and Kayden Laganà who qualified in 22nd place and 23rd place respectively.

Nicolai Mallia was the only Maltese bowler to miss the cut for the Top 24 (Masters).

Twelve-year-old Mallia made his EYC and national team debut in this competition and impressed everyone after attaining a respectable 54th place finish across All Events, averaging 186.6 across all 18 games.

Muscat, Zahra, and Laganà have a chance of earning another medal in the Masters event played on Saturday in what is already an incredibly successful event for Team Malta.

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