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    Team Malta delivers strong performance at COJI games to bring home 53 Medals  

Team Malta delivers strong performance at COJI games to bring home 53 Medals  

Team Malta delivered one of its best performances ever at the Comité d’Organisation des Jeux des Iles (COJI) in Sicily. The medal tally from Maltese athletes was brought to fifty three medals – 10 Gold, 11 Silver and 32 Bronze.

Team Malta,  which was made up of athletes aged between 14 and 16 years of age, competed in field of over 1,000 athletes representing twelve countries – the Azores, Balearic Islands, Corfù, Corsica, Elba, Guyana, Jersey, Madeira, Malta, Martinique, Sicily and Sardegna.

Medals were won in all the disciplines Malta took part in – Athletics, Gymnastics, Karate, Table Tennis, Sailing and Swimming.

Athletics produced the highest Gold medal tally with 7 medals, whilst a further 8 Silver and 4 Bronze medals were also brought home by the Athletics team.  Remarkable performances were registered by the El Aida Chaffey twins – Jacob and Omar, the former claiming three Gold medals, whilst the latter claimed two Gold and two Silver medals. Notable performances were registered by Sarah Chouhal who claimed two gold medals in Relay and Hammer and a Bronze in the 400m, showing a comfortable transition from field to track.   Other noteworthy performances were registered by Alessia Cristina, Rachela Pace and Suzanne Buttigieg in the female relay race who brought another Gold for Malta. Mariah Zahra’s efforts in Discus also brought a Gold Medal.  Kurt Zahra, a member of the male relay gold medal winning team, registered a national best in the 200m and is the first Maltese U16 athlete to register a time below 23 seconds in the 200m race.

Swimming brought in the highest tally of medals with two silver in the Male and Female relay teams and eighteen bronze medals in the various disciplines. Apart from [...]

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    Twenty Five athletes to represent Malta at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Twenty Five athletes to represent Malta at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

On 4 April 2018, Malta will be joining over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories who will converge on the Gold Coast for the twenty first edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Chef de Mission Paul Sultana announced that Team Malta will consist of 25 athletes, which meets the quota allocated to Malta by the Commonwealth Games Federation. From the eighteen sporting disciplines present at the Games, Maltese athletes will be competing in eight,  namely Athletics, Cycling, Gymnastics, Lawn Bowls, Squash, Shooting, Wrestling and Weightlifting.  Sultana went on to explain that following an onsite visit, he can attest to the high level of preparation that went into the venues and the athletes village which augur well for a spectacular Games.

Director of Sport Ivan Balzan described the selection process which was carried out by means of Minimum Qualifying Standards that each Federation was expected to meet in order to be considered for Games qualification. Balzan explained that he was pleased with the level of close cooperation between the MOC and Federations involved. He went on to explain that regular communication was undertaken to ensure that all parties were fully informed of the progress registered.

MOC President Julian Pace Bonello concluded the press conference by expressing his gratitude towards athletes and Federations who have shown their commitment towards these Games. The MOC is confident that the preparation put in by Maltese athletes will produce some positive results for Malta.  Pace Bonello went on to encourage the general public to follow and support Team Malta through the various social media channels of the Maltese Olympic Committee.

Pace Bonello went on to announce  Team Malta’s Flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony.  Young wrestler Gary Giordimaina was chosen for this [...]

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