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Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup in Malta

The 5th Men’s and Women’s Mediterranean Weightlifting Cup was held in Bormla, Malta from the 22nd until the 25th of October 2010.


Lifters out of 9 countries participated to the competition. According to the Team Classification, Turkey finished as first followed by Italy, Israel and Malta who managed to take the respectable 4th place. All teams received a participation Trophy.


Dr. Tamás Aján, IWF President attended the competition that took place in the Cottonera Sports Complex. Besides him Dr. Hasan Akkus, Vice President of the IWF, Dr. Ammar Addidi President of the Mediterranean Games, Maurizio Lo Buono President of the Mediterranean Weightlifting Confederation and Dr.Khaled Mehmed Mahlhel President of African Weightlifting Federation also attended the wonderfully organized event.  


Under the IWF Development Program, the Malta Weightlifting Association also organized a seminar during the Cup about “New skills for developing Weightlifting”.


The course for trainers and athletes coming from the Mediterranean Sea area was very successful, and was based on scientific evaluation methods with the aim of improving sports performance.


It created the opportunity of learning and promoting the acquisition of useful technical skills and knowledge. Representatives from all present countries attended the high quality course.


You can check the results on the official website of the Malta Weightlifting Association!