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Maltese weightlifters to compete at IWF World Junior Championships in Mexico

Tenishia Thornton is set to compete at the IWF World Junior Championships

The Malta Weightlifting Federation will be represented by three weightlifters at the IWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.

The Maltese contingent will be formed by Tenishia Thornton, Rylee Borg, and Kim Camilleri Lagana and will embark on the trip to Mexico on Monday.

A team of three talented Maltese weightlifters is gearing up to compete in the IWF World Junior Championships in Mexico.

Before competing in these championships, the three Maltese weightlifters will participate in a week-long training camp at the high-performance centre in Mexico City alongside other international athletes.

The championships are scheduled to take place in Guadalajara, Mexico.

The first Maltese athlete to step into action will be Camilleri Lagana, who will compete on November 15.

At just 15 years old, Camilleri Lagana has already achieved remarkable success, earning qualification to compete in the U-20 category at the World Junior Championships.

Her impressive achievements this year include winning a bronze medal at the European U-15 Championship while also landing two silver medals and a bronze at the Commonwealth Championships.

Added to that Camilleri Lagana also won a gold medal at the European Union Championships.

Tenishia Thorton is set to compete on November 18.

Thorton, Malta’s leading weightlifter, has already amassed an impressive collection of titles. Last year, she was crowned World U-17 champion in Mexico.

This year Thornton also enjoyed a lot of success, winning gold and silver medals at the Commonwealth Championships as well as gold at the Mediterranean Championships.

She is currently engaged in an intensive training programme as she aims to achieve excellent results in the upcoming IWF Grand Prix, an Olympic qualification event scheduled for next month in Doha.

Rylee Borg will be the last Maltese athlete to compete in the championships, when he steps on the podium on November 19.

This event represents a significant milestone in Borg’s career, as it is his most significant competition to date.

Despite the magnitude of the event, Borg has already had a successful year, securing two silver medals at the Commonwealth Championships in India and winning a gold medal at the Mediterranean Cup, which was organised in Malta just a few weeks ago.

The Maltese team will be under the guidance of Jesmond Caruana, who will provide coaching and support as they strive for success in the IWF World Junior Championships. 

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