Maltese Athletes Win Gold on First Day of Cyprus National Games 2016

Sixteen Special Olympics Malta athletes from three different disciplines are currently representing Malta in the Cyprus National Games which are taking until the 15th of April. Besides Special Olympics Malta and Special Olympics Cyprus, athletes from Special Olympics Greece are also participating in the National Games.

Malta will be competing in Athletics, Aquatics and Cycling. The Maltese delegation is headed by Anna Calleja, National Director of Special Olympics Malta for the past 15 years. Mrs Michelle Muscat is Honorary President of the Maltese team.

The Opening Ceremony of the Cyprus National Games took place on Sunday in the Municipality Hall of Nicosia. During the ceremony athletes Rebecca Dalli and Gilmour Borg carried the flag, whilst Sam Micallef read out the athlete’s oath.

During the first day of events, Maltese athletes won three gold medals. Cheyenne Aquilina competed in 50m Run and finished in 1st place winning the Gold Medal. Thea Cutajar competed in 50m Run and Standing Long Jump and placed first in both events and also won the Gold medals.

For more information about the the Maltese team, follow Special Olympics Malta on Facebook.

The Special Olympics Malta Athletes competing in the National Games in Cyprus are:

 

Aquatics

Events

Maria Pia Saliba 50m Backstroke
  25m Butterfly
  4 x 50m Medley (BK)
   
Olivia Bonett 25m Backstroke
  25m Butterfly
  4 x 50m Medley (BT)
   
Maria James 25m Breaststroke
  50m Freestyle
  4 x 50m Medley (BR)
   
Alessia Distefano 25m Freestyle
  25m Backstroke
  4 x 50m Freestyle
   
Roseline Bonello 25m Freestyle
  25m Backstroke
  4 x 50m Freestyle
   
Sam Micallef 25m Freestyle
  50m Freestyle
  4 x 50m Medley (FR)
   
Jean Paul Fenech 25m Freestyle
  50m Freestyle
  4 x 50m Freestyle
   
Peter Fenech 25m Freestyle
  25m Backstroke
  4 x 50m Freestyle
   

Athletics

Events

Cheyanne Aquilina 50m Run
  100m Walk
   
Thea Cutajar 100m Run
  Standing L/Jump
   
Rebecca Dalli 100m Run
  200m Run
   
Mattheus Muscat 400m Run
  Shot Put
  Relay  4 x 100m
   
Gilmour Borg 100m Run
  Long Jump
  Relay  4 x 100m
   
Kieran Pace 100m Run
  200m Run
  Relay  4 x 100m
   
Gareth Borg 100m Run
  200m Run
   
Kurt Demanuele 100m Run
  200m Run
  Relay  4 x 100m

Cycling

Events

 Gareth Borg 5K
  200m