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Maltese Artistic Swimmers shine at Hungarian Open

Malta Artistic Swimming national coach Michelle Hubner sounded pleased with the performances of the Maltese athletes following their participation at the Hungarian Artistic Swimming Open Championships held in Budapest.

Malta was represented by Ana Culic, Zea Montfort, and Emily Ruggier at the championships that attracted the participation of 14 countries with over 500 athletes in the various age categories.

In the U15 Figures, Zea Montfort placed fifth among 102 athletes with a total of 70.986 points – a personal best and an improvement of four points over the score obtained in the COMEN Cup last September.  

Emily Ruggier finished her commitments in 19th place with a total of 65.414 points.

Montfort placed third in the U-15 Solo Free, obtaining 71.333 points an increase of four points over the results obtained in the COMEN Cup.

In the U15 Duet Free, out of 19 pairs, Zea Montfort and Emily Ruggier placed second with a total of 138.066 points an improvement of seven points on the score obtained in the COMEN Cup.

Ana Culic finished in fifth place in the Solo Free, out of 11 athletes, obtaining a total of 70.907 points. Her score was three points better on what he obtained in the French Open in April.

In the Solo Tech, Culic went on to improve the score she obtained at the French Open by eight points placing sixth with a total of 72.300.

Michelle Hubner expressed her satisfaction at the improvement achieved by the three athletes stating that this augurs well for the upcoming international competitions and will also encourage all the other artistic swimmers.

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