Krista Kuusijarvi won gold for Malta in the Sprint Duathlon event, she was followed by Danica Bonello Spiteri in second place. Ryan Muscat won Bronze. The sprint duathlon consisted of a 4km Run/ 16km Bike / 4km Run course held on the Hal Far Race Track.
Simultaneously at the Qawra Palace Hotel Taekwondo senior events were taking place. Silver and two Bronze medals were won by Shania Magro, Jerome Vassallo, and Saydou Diao respectively.
Saydou Diao is a refugee from Guinea. He is currently in Malta, following assistance provided by World Taekwondo. He was competing in his first-ever senior-ranked competition, a World Taekwondo G2. He won his first round but unfortunately lost the second round against a talented fighter from San Marino. In his final encounter Saydou narrowly missed out on a win in the final round by a few points. Today’s competitions brought about the end of the Taekwondo Association’s commitments to these Games.
Saturday’s events will see an Aquathlon being held in Pretty Bay whilst Bowling competitions continue later on in the evening at the Eden Superbowl