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Lifter Camilleri Lagana wins first Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month award

Kim Camilleri Laganà has been awarded the Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month Award for the month of January.

The talented weightlifter won this monthly award for the very first time after being named European Under-15 champion in 2022, and in January she successfully qualified for the upcoming Youth World Championships.

At just 14 years of age, the young weightlifter managed a whopping 124kg total in the 45kg category.

Camilleri Laganà managed all three snatch attempts at 51kg, 53kg and 54kg followed by another successful first two clean and jerk attempts at 68kg and 70kg.

She was unfortunately unsuccessful on her third attempt after attempting a new national record in the clean and jerk for this weight class at 71 kg.

Besides qualifying for the biggest youth event of the year, Camilleri Laganà also moved up to the platinum position in the MWA international rankings, which is a feat only junior athlete Tenishia Thornton had reached prior.

The trophy for the January 2023 Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month together with the sports apparel voucher were presented to Camilleri Laganà by Robert Micallef, Chief Commercial Officer, of Atlas Insurance. The Malta Sports Journalists Association was by Administrator Stephen Azzopardi for this presentation.

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