Yesterday at the Cottonera Sport Complex the European Week of Sport 2020 came to an end with the third edition of the #BeActive Night. #BeActive Night is a European wide initiative that encourages countries to host a night-time event during the European Week of Sport. The events are run in parallel across all of Europe and celebrate being active together.
For SportMalta the National Coordinator of the events on the island, this was a first since the event was filmed and transmitted on the national broadcaster TVM.
16 personalities coming from the fitness and TV sector were challenged over 7 different disciplines against time. Participants included basketball players Christina Grima and Monique Caruana, TV personalities Clare Agius Ordway and Stephanie Cauchi, former athlete Gianella Bugeja, waterpolo player Stephanie Tanti Dejardins and fitness instructors Denise Gafa’ and Leanne Bartolo in the female category. In the male section former football player Julian Briffa, weightlifter in Rio Olympics Kyle Micallef, fitness instructors Marlon Borg, Ivan Gauci, Zak Farrugia and Daryl Psaila together with athlete Ryan Farrugia were the challengers.
The winner being the fastest the participant had to do one kilometre of cycling, moving a 100kg tyre and a 25kg sandbag for ten metres, sets of burpees and push ups, monkey bars and a 500m rowing. These challenges became more complicated due to rain throughout the event.
The tough challenge was concluded by all participants who all commented on the excellent organisation by SportMalta and the tough course. Christina Grima and Kylie Micallef proved to be the fastest in the male and female category.
Hon Clifton Grima visited the event. He praised SportMalta for the excellent work done throughout the week. Chairman of SportMalta Luciano Busuttil commented on the excellent activities organised throughout the whole week. CEO Mark Cutajar thanked all SportMalta Staff, coordinator of events Rose Marie Mercieca and her team, the producer of the event Alex Spiteri and PBS for their participation and involvement during the night
The Event was held behind close doors due to the Covid 19 pandemic restrictions and was presented by Xandru Grech and Mario Bonnici.