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WATCH: Malta’s Strongest Teenage Athlete Tenishia Thornton Is Breaking Gender Stereotypes In Sports

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At 15-years-old, Tenishia Thornton is already a weightlifting powerhouse.

Not only is the teenage girl from Bormla leading the nation in a male-dominated sport, but she’s also breaking stereotypes and inspiring others along the way.

Lovin Malta teamed up with Melita to meet with the weightlifting star to learn more about the person lifting the bar for sports in Malta.

Tenishia has smashed national records and is helping put Malta on the map after becoming the first person in the island’s history to win a medal at the world championships.

She is the real deal and at such a young age, her career is just getting started.

Tenishia discusses everything from her inspirations to her rigorous training regime and the ultimate goal of making it to the Olympics. If you needed some weekend motivation to get into the gym, then this is it. 

Lovin Malta is on the lookout for the island’s young and inspiring female athletes excelling in their respective sports, from football to weightlifting and tennis to water polo.

Stay tuned for future episodes as we continue to discover some of the island’s most inspirational, female athletes.

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