It’s been a busy sporting season in Malta this summer, lined with accomplishments in a diverse range of sports. From mountain running to swimming, these athletes have a lot to be proud of!

Mountain running

Team Malta has a great performance at the European Athletics Off-Road Championships on the Spanish Canary Islands held at the beginning of July.

This event combined a number of diverse trail and mountain sporting disciplines where Malta managed to secure a memorable top 10 finish in the 18km uphill/downhill mountain race.

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Athletes Rachelle Cutajar and Jessica Camilleri secured third place at the International Funtional Fitness competition, which welcomed over 800 athletes in Bari, Italy. The event consists of several different athletic categories, and this power duo blew the competition away placing first in two out of the six events.

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The Malta 3×3 basketball section recently held its first local ranking event as part of the 2022 Malta series, which aims to grow the local basketball community.

This first event featured 15 teams (10 male, and 5 female teams). This was an unexpectedly positive turn out for the event, which is the first of five local events taking place.

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Four national records were broken during the Swimming National Championship, which hosts a total of 260 athletes in 72 events.

Dylan Cachia set a new record for the 1,500m freestyle event, as well as established a new National record for the 200m backstroke. Thomas Wareing on the other hand, established two records in the 100m backstroke – amazingly both within a 24-hour period. While Ella Fenech Attard establish a new Age Group B record in the 400m freestyle event.

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Despite the scorching temperatures this July as well as cross-winds faced, several Maltese archers showed major success at a tournament which was held in Italy earlier this month.

Archer Michelle Abela rose to the top at the Recurve Women’s category as did the Compound Men’s team trio comprising of Daniel Schembri, Brian Micallef and Karl Cut ajar.

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With many more sporting events still to be held this summer, we are sure that these accomplishments are not the last for the country and we are excited to see what other successes we will see before the summer season is over.