Roberta Tabone registers personal best in Weightlifting

Carla Scicluna misses out on qualification in 100m race

Malta’s athletes at the Commonwealth Games continued with their commitments following yesterday’s exciting result where Katryna Esposito brought home a Bronze Medal.

Later on yesterday evening, weightlifter Roberta Tabone, making her  Commonwealth Games debut competed in the 71kg category.  Tabone finished the competition with a personal best snatch at 86kg, followed by a strong clean and jerk of 105kg. Her 191kg total is personal best. She finished in eighth place overall. The competition was won by England’s Sarah Davies who produced a Games Record of 229. She was followed by Canada’s Alexis Ashworth and Harjinder Kaur of India.

Meanwhile this afternoon sprinter Carla Scicluna was in action in the Women’s 100m qualifying heats.  Competing in heat number 4 Scicluna’s time of 11.89 seconds was not enough to get her through to the next round, though it was an improvement from her National Championship times of 11.97.  The Heat was won by Nigeria’s  Rosemary Chukwuma in 11.02 seconds.

Later on this afternoon in Victoria Park, the Maltese Lawn Bowls Team made up of Peter John Ellul, Troy Lorimer, Mark Anthony Malogorski and Shaun Parnis played against a very strong Scottish team. Malta boys played strongly and tactically however Scotland responded, resulting in a 17-9 loss for Malta.  The Maltese team will play again tomorrow against New Zealand and Jersey

Malta’s Women’s Pairs will take the rink tomorrow morning when they take on Norfolk Island.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 3rd August is a busy day for Maltese athletes who will be competing in Weightlifting, Squash, Lawn Bowls, Badminton, Athletics and Judo.