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Kai Azzopardi and Keira Attard eighth in Triathlon Mixed Relay at Commonwealths

Team Malta’s commitments at the Commonwealth Youth Games came to an end on Tuesday, when Kai Azzopardi and Keira Attard competed in the Triathlon Mixed Relay event held at  Buccoo Beach Facility, in Tobago.

Following their good results earlier this week, attention was focused on Kai Azzopardi and Keira Attard who finished in eighth place among 19 teams, in what was a hotly-contested competition.

With sea temperatures reaching 27.9 degrees and land temperatures reaching 31 degrees, conditions were considerably tough. However, both Azzopardi and Attard showed their mettle giving a composed and determined performance throughout.

Azzopardi and Attard completed the race in 44 minutes and 12 seconds, just a gap of 3 minutes and 14 seconds separating them from the winning team – Australia – who showed from the start they were a force to be reckoned with.

In second place with a gap of 25 seconds, Scotland finished ahead of Jersey who trailed by 39 seconds.

“We are very proud of what Team Malta achieved today.  This is the first time Triathletes have competed at these Youth Games, where the level is very high,” said Maria Vella Galea, chef de mission and MOC Director of Media.

“The investment that the Maltese Olympic Committee has placed in these athletes is bearing fruit and we are looking forward to seeing further development in this sport.”  

Ryan Muscat was the other athlete in the Malta contingent while Warren Muscat undertook coach duties.

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