Weightlifter Yazmin Zammit Stevens’ is added to the list of athletes representing Malta in the Olympic games in Tokyo.
Zammit Stevens will compete in the 64kg category and will be the first Maltese female weightlifter to compete in the Olympic Games.
The Maltese lifter, who is also a recipient of an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship for the past three years, has been competing at international level since 2015, including the European Championships as well as the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Her achievements include setting two national records in her Snatch lifts at European Championships in Moscow, Russia earlier this year.
Julian Pace Bonello, President of the Maltese Olympic Committee said:
“We are very pleased to see that Malta will be competing in Weightlifting and to see the Maltese contingent slowly building up”.
This is the second time that Malta has competed in the weightlifting category however Yazmin’s selection will place her in the Maltese history books as being the first female weightlifter to compete in the games.
Goodluck Yazmin! Show them what you’ve got!