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Olympic Summer Games – 2008 in Beijing

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Malta competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

2008 – Beijing

Malta competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China from 8 to 24 August 2008. The country’s participation at Beijing marked its fourteenth appearance at a Summer Olympics since its début at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The delegation sent by the Malta Olympic Committee consisted of six athletes: sprinters Nikolai Portelli and Charlene Attard, light-middleweight judoka Marcon Bezzina, double trap shooter William Chetcuti and short-distance swimmers Ryan Gambin and Madeleine Scerri.

Five of the six athletes qualified for the Games by using wildcards while Gambin was the only person to attain qualification for his sport by setting a time that met the necessary requirements at the 2008 European Aquatics Championships. All six competitors failed to progress any farther than the first round of their respective events though Chetcuti pushed his qualification stage into a four-man shoot-out which he lost.

Gallery from the Olympic Summer Games – 2008 in Beijing