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Maltese weightlifters shine at European Small Nations Championship

Thornton takes gold at Cyprus Junior International Open

Over the past weekend, the Malta Weightlifting Association competed in the European Small Nations Championship and the Cyprus Junior International Open.

The best results for Malta came from Tenishia Thornton, who was crowned as the best female athlete of the European Small Nations.

Thornton was followed by the athlete from Iceland and in third place came Roberta Tabone, also representing Malta.

Thornton also won the International Open, and was followed by athletes representing Iceland and Germany.

In the women’s doubles, Thornton and Tabone have once again claimed the top spot for Malta, with Iceland and Cyprus placing in second and third place respectively.

In the men’s competition, the team composed by Anton Micallef, Shaun Ciantar and Rylee Borg finished in third place. First place went to Cyprus who were followed by Iceland.

The mixed team event saw fierce competition from the Maltese, Icelandic and Cypriot athletes who gave their all to win the prestigious honour.

At the end, Cyprus finished on top, and Iceland managed to clinch second place from Malta by just one point.

Roberta Tabone (left) and Tenishia Thornton won gold in the women’s doubles.

As a result Malta finished in third place, just four points behind the winners.

Monaco placed fourth followed by Luxembourg and San Marino respectively.

The Maltese team was under the guidance of Rodmar Pulis and Jesmond Caruana.

In a statement, the Malta Weightlifting Association thanked the Maltese Olympic Committee and Sport Malta for their support.

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