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Yazmin Zammit Stevens, Malta’s First-Ever Female Olympic Weightlifter, Finishes Third In Group B

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Yazmin Zammit Stevens has become the first-ever Maltese female weightlifter to hit the Olympic stage after finishing third in a group stage of the 64kg category.

Zammit Stevens finished third out of four participants in Category B earlier this morning, lifting 84kg in the snatch and 105kg in the clean and jerk. 

In doing so, Zammit Stevens set a new national record in the clean and jerk.

Despite the impressive performance, Australia’s Kiana Rose Elliot and Nicaragua’s Sema Nancy Ludrick Rivas beat Zammit Stevens in Group B. She did, however, finish above Tunisia’s Chaima Rahmouni who failed to finish.

This was the second time that Malta has competed in weightlifting but Zammit Steven’s participation put her in the Maltese history books as being the first Maltese female weightlifter to compete in the games.

She will not be the only Maltese Olympian competing today with swimmer Andrew Chetcuti taking part in the 100-metre heats at 12pm local time.

In doing so, Zammit Stevens set a new national record in the clean and jerk.

Despite the impressive performance, Australia’s Kiana Rose Elliot and Nicaragua’s Sema Nancy Ludrick Rivas beat Zammit Stevens in Group B. She did, however, finish above Tunisia’s Chaima Rahmouni who failed to finish.

This was the second time that Malta has competed in weightlifting but Zammit Steven’s participation put her in the Maltese history books as being the first Maltese female weightlifter to compete in the games.

She will not be the only Maltese Olympian competing today with swimmer Andrew Chetcuti taking part in the 100-metre heats at 12pm local time.

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Julian is the Editor at Lovin Malta with a particular interest in politics, the environment, social issues, and human interest stories.

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