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Malta Weightlifting Association celebrates triumphs at Malta Sports Journalists Association Awards Night


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In a dazzling night filled with excitement and celebration, the Malta Weightlifting Association took centre stage, revelling in their success in elevating the status of weightlifting on the island. The highlight of the evening was Tenishia Thornton’s remarkable achievement as she clinched the prestigious Sportswoman of the Year award during the 64th edition final night organised by the Malta Sports Journalists Association.

The honour was bestowed upon Thornton by Hon. Clifton Grima, the Minister responsible for Education, Sport, Youth, Research, and Innovation, alongside Sandro Micallef, President of the Malta Sports Journalists Association. Thornton’s outstanding contributions to the sport were recognised with this coveted title, marking a significant milestone in her career.

Kim Camilleri Lagana and Tenishia Thornton

Adding to the association’s triumphs, Kim Camilleri Lagana secured the Youth Woman Athlete of the Year, following in the footsteps of her teammate Tenishia Thornton, who had previously won this title for three consecutive years. This duo’s exceptional performances highlight the depth of talent within the Malta Weightlifting Association.

Rylee Borg, nominated for the Youth Man Athlete of the Year, and Jesmond Caruana in the Official of the Year categories, earned well-deserved places in the top five finalists, showcasing the association’s all-encompassing impact on the sport.

The award ceremony, broadcasted live on local TV, revealed a total of 12 honours, with seven determined by the jury’s votes. Among these accolades were the People’s Choice Award, the International Sports Event of the Year, and the newly introduced Sport for Social Change Award, chosen by the Executive Committee of the Malta Sports Journalists Association. Additionally, two awards were presented upon the nomination of Special Olympics Malta, adding a layer of inclusivity and recognising the broader impact of sports on society.

Rylee Borg, Kim Lagana, Jesmond Caruana and Tenishia Thornton

The Malta Weightlifting Association’s success at the awards night underscores their commitment to promoting and developing weightlifting on the island, solidifying their position as a key player in the Maltese sports landscape. As they bask in the glory of their achievements, the association looks forward to continuing its efforts in bringing the weightlifting sport to new heights in Malta.

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