COJI 2018 – Team Malta keeps the momentum

By May 24, 2018 News

On the second of competition in Catania, Team Malta kept the momentum with a total of 11 medals won

Swimming – From eleven start, Maltese swimmers obtained seven medals – six bronze and 1 silver.

The Silver medal was won in the female 4 x 100m relay. The team was made up of  Sasha Gatt, Emily Grech Carr, Victoria Montfort and Hailey Pawley.  Sasha Gatt took a bronze medal in the 200m freestyle whilst Emily Grech Carr added to her medal collection when she took Bronze in the 800m Freestyle and 50 back competitions.  Further Bronze medals were won by Michele Azzopardi Bronze (100m Breast), Maya Galea (100m breast) and Jovan Lekic (200m freestyle).


Karate – the two athletes competing in this discipline Joelle Farrugia and Sean Micallef brought a Gold and Bronze medal respectively. Farrugia claimed Gold in Kumite, after clinching two wins against her Sicilian counterparts. Micallef, performed well to bring home a Bronze medal in Kata.

Sailing –  Richard Schultheis and Saul Vassallo continued another day of racing in Catania harbour. Both sailors are leading the Optimist fleet, with Schultheis getting three first placings and Vassallo having two good races.

Gymnastics –  A tense day of competition, however positive results from the Ella Borg, Julia Micallef, Mirae Micallef and Rebecca Xuereb will see them compete in the final events in Vault, Floor, Beam and Bars on Friday afternoon.

Athletics  brought home another six medals, two gold and four silver.   In the Hammer throw Sarah Chouhal claimed Gold, whilst Mireya Cassar followed with a Silver medal and personal best results.  Alessia Cristina gave strong show to qualify for the 200m final, her determination to perform was clear and beat stiff competition to take home a silver medal.  Rachela Pace brought home a silver medal in the long jump beating stiff competition from the likes of Martinique, Corsica and Sicily.

The 200m final, was a show of class from the El Aida Chaffey siblings. Jacob and Omar took the lead immediately will Jacob crossing the finish line first in a time of 22 seconds.  Omar took the second place on the podium.