Malta’s athletes have continued to make their mark on the international sport scene as Yazmin Zammit Stevens became the first-ever Maltese female weightlifter on an Olympic stage. Zammit Stevens finished third out of the four participant Category B of the 64kg category. She scored a whopping 84 in the snatch and 105 in the clean and jerk, with a total score of 189, following Australia’s Kiana Rose Elliot and Nicaragua’s Sema Nancy Ludrick Rivas.
Despite this being Malta’s second time round participating in the Olympic weightlifting categories, Zammit Stevens made history as the first Maltese female weightlifter to compete. She surpassed Tunisia’s Chaima Rahmouni, leading the way as other Maltese athletes and Olympians also pushing the limit further.
Andrew Chetcuti will also be competing today in the 100-metre swimming category (12pm local time). Massive good luck to all!