Eight strong delegation for European Youth Olympic Festival

Gyor, Hungary will be hosting the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which was brought to life in 2009 by former president of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge.  This year’s edition will take place between the 23rd and 29th July.  Joining fifty countries and approximately 3,600 athletes, Malta will be represented by an eight -strong contingent who will be competing in athletics and swimming.

Athletics:

Carla Scicluna (100m, 200m)

Omar Elaida (200m)

Swimming:

Mya Azzopardi (50m, 100m, 200m Freestyle, 100m Backstroke, 100m Butterfly and 200m Individual Medley)

Andria Friggieri (100m, 200m Backstroke, 200m, 400m Freestyle),

Leah Tanti ( 100m Freestyle, 100m, 200m Breaststroke,  100m Butterfly),

Martina Valletta (50m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley)

Kyle Buhagiar (50m, 100m, 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley)

Andrea Mallia (100m, 200m breaststroke).

Malta will also be represented in the 4x100m Freestyle and 4 x 100m Medley in the Girls and Mixed Categories.

 

Chef de Mission:-  Ms. Charlene Attard    |    Official:- Mr. Artem Goncharenko

Official Games Website – http://gyor2017.hu/en_GB/home

 

News from the Games

Malta did their utmost in a field of very strong and competitive athletes
Monday – 24th July
Athletics  – Carla Scicluna –  100m  –  12.82
Swimming 
Kyle Buhagiar – 200m Freestyle  4th in Heat – f 2.01.89
Andrea Mallia  – 100m Breaststroke – 1.10.52  Age Group Record
Mya Azzopardi  – 100m Backstroke – 5th in Heat 2 heat – 1.07.52
Andria Friggieri  – 100m Backstroke  Heat 1 –  1.11.14
Mya Azzopardi, Leah Tanti, Martina Valletta, Andria Friggieri  -4x 100m Freestyle Women  – 4.08.80
Tuesday – 25th July
Leah Tanti –  100m Freestyle –  1.02.51
Mya Azzopardi  – 100m Freestyle –  1.01.13
Kyle Buhagiar – 50m Freestyle – 25.58
Andria Friggieri, Andrea Mallia, Martina Valletta, Kyle Buhagiar – 4 x 100 Medley Mixed –  4.32.18
Wednesday 26th July 
Swimming
Leah Tanti – 100m Breaststroke –  1.19.19
Andria Friggieri – 200m Backstroke –   2.32.26
Kyle Buhagiar – 200m Medley  – 2.19.69 Personal Best Time 
Andrea Mallia – 200m Breaststroke 2.33.72
Mya Azzopardi  – 200 Individual Medley –  2.28.32
Martina Valletta  – 200m Individual Medley –  2.39.14
Athletics
Both athletes competed in adverse weather conditions, with pelting rain and strong winds. Nevertheless they performed and qualified to pass on to the semi-finals.

Carla Scicluna – 200m – 25.78

Omar Elaida – 200m – 23.53