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Maltese Swimmer Mya Azzopardi Establishes National Record In Turkey


Earlier this morning, Mya Azzopardi established a National Record in the 200m Freestyle event during the International Turkcell competition, which is hosted by the Turkish swimming Federation.



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With her remarkable win, Azzopardi registered a time of 2:06:48, improving her previous record of 2:06:76 established in Kazan, Russia during the LEN European Junior Championships back in 2019. She also won three bronze medals at the 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe in Montenegro.



Meanwhile, 10 national team swimmers are currently attending a high-altitude training camp in Erzurum Turkey, which is being held between the 17th of March, up until the 6th of April. This means that the athletes are currently based in accommodation at an altitude of 2500m, whilst training at an altitude of 1800m.


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The training is led by national swimming coach Artem Goncharenko and assisted by licensed physiotherapists, ‘These kind of training camps are highly scientific and the main purpose of such training programme is to enable swimmers increase their aerobic capacity’, explained Goncharenko.



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Fellow local swimmers Luke Ellul Sullivan, Maya Galea, Emily Grech Carr, Andrea Mallia, Amy Micallef, Michela Portelli, Rudi Spiteri, Sean Wareing, Thomas Wareing, and fellow rising star Sasha Gatt are all undergoing said training as they prep for the 2023 Games of the Small States of Europe in Malta!


We can’t wait to see what else they have in store for us!