The Malta Weightlifting Association will be represented by three male athletes in the upcoming KTD Spartak tournament in Subotica Serbia. No stranger to the international stage, Rodmar Pulis will be accompanied by Andy Grech and rookie Keith Azzopardi. The athletes will be competing against athletes from, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Romania, Uganda and the host country.

This tournament will be of special importance for Rodmar Pulis as he is currently preparing to compete at the World University Championships set to take place in Poland in late September. The two junior athletes, Andy Grech and Keith Azzopardi, have shown a lot of promise in their recent performances in national meets, and will benefit from this tournament to gain international experience and increased confidence for future meets.

Jesmond Caruana will also be participating in the tournament as national team coach and speaker of a Weightlifting Technical Seminar that will be commencing in the days prior to the competition. The seminar is aimed to teach, coaches, technical officials and athletes about the rules that go into a weightlifting competition.


L-Assoċjazzjoni Maltija tal-Weightlifting ser tkun rappreżentata minn tliet atleti maskili fil- KTD Spartak Tournament ġewwa Subotica fis-Serbja. Rodmar Pulis atleta ta esperjenza ser jkun akkumpanjat minn Andy Grech u Keith Azzopardi. L-atleti se jikkompetu ma ‘atleti mill,  Ungerija, Slovakja, Polanja, Kroazja, Slovenja, Franza, Rumanija, Uganda flimkien mal-pajjiz ospitanti.

Dan il-kampjonat se jkun ta ‘importanza speċjali għal Rodmar Pulis peress li bħalissa qed jipprepara biex jikkompeti fil-Kampjonati Dinji Universitarji li se jsiru fil-Polonja fl-aħħar ta’ Settembru. Iż-żewġ atleti  żaghżagh, Andy Grech u Keith Azzopardi wrew progress tajjeb ħafna fil-prestazzjonijiet reċenti tagħhom f’kompetizzjonijiet nazzjonali, u se jibbenefikaw minn dan it-turnew biex jiksbu esperjenza internazzjonali u aktar fiduċja għal ġejjieni.

Jesmond Caruana se jkun ukoll qed jipparteċipa fil-kampjonat bħala kowċ tat-tim nazzjonali u kelliem ta ‘Seminar Tekniku tal-Weightlifting li se jibda fil-ġranet qabel il-kompetizzjoni. Is-seminar huwa mmirat biex jgħallem lil kowċis, uffiċjali tekniċi u atleti dwar ir-regoli f’kompetizzjoni tal-weightlifting.

Jesmond Caruana