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Team Malta ends Commonwealth Youth Games on positive note.

Kai Azzopardi and Keira Attard finish in eigh place in the Triathlon Mixed Relay event.

Team Malta’s commitments at the Commonwealth Youth Games came to an end today, when Kai Azzopardi and Keira Attard competed in the Triathlon Mixed Relay event held at  Buccoo Beach Facility, in Tobago.

Following their good results earlier on this week, attention was today focused on Kai Azzopardi and Keira Attard who finished in eighth place among 19 teams, in what was a hotly contested competition.

With sea temperature reaching 27,9 degrees and land temperatures reaching 31 degrees, conditions were considerably tough however, both Azzopardi and Attard showed their mettle giving a composed and determined performance throughout.

Azzopardi and Attard completed the race in 44 minutes and 12 seconds, just a gap of 3 minutes and 14 seconds separating them from the winning team – Australia – who showed from the start they were a force to be reckoned with.

In second place with a gap of 25 seconds, Scotland finished ahead of Jersey with a gap of 39 seconds.

“We are very proud with what Team Malta achieved today.  This is the first time Triathletes have competed at these Youth Games, where the level is very high. The investment that the Maltese Olympic Committee has placed in these athletes is bearing fruit and we are looking forward to seeing further development in this sport” commented Maria Vella-Galea, Chef de Mission and MOC Director for Media.

The Maltese contingent is made up of Maria Vella-Galea, Chef de Mission, Keira Attard, Kai Azzopardi and Ryan Muscat. Warren Muscat undertook coach duties.