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Jeremy Zammit, Graham Pellegrini to represent Malta at U-20 European Championship

Malta will be represented by two of its younger talents, Jeremy Zammit and Graham Pellegrini, at the upcoming Athletics Under 20 European Championships in Jerusalem, Israel.

Zammit will be in action in the long jump event while Pellegrini will run the 200 metres.

Both Zammit and Pellegrini established national records during the current season.

Zammit jumped 7.84m at the Clemson Invite in South Carolina, while representing his college, Auburn. He is one of an elite group of local athletes who received an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship by the Maltese Olympic Committee.

On the other hand, Pellegrini broke a long-standing 400m record at the recent Games of the Small States of Europe, with a 46.83s timing.

Pellegrini also claimed the gold medal in the 200m at the same Games.

Both athletes qualified on their own merit, reaching the required qualification standards. The long jump qualifying round will take place tomorrow, while the 200m heats commence on Tuesday.

New Athletics Malta secretary

Nicolai Portelli was elected Athletics Malta Secretary-General,  after an EGM held on Friday. Portelli takes Aldrin Cassar’s place, with the latter taking the presidency earlier this Summer.

Portelli is not a new face in Maltese athletics having represented Malta during a highly-successful career which saw him win several medals during the Games of the Small States of Europe.

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