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The last International weightlifting competition for 2016 came to an end this weekend with the 4th International Qatar Cup in Doha. This competition brought athletes from 45 different countries including Maltese athlete, Yazmin Zammit Stevens.

Only one week after her stellar performance at the U23 Europeans in Eilat, Zammit Stevens took the platform again this time in a lower bodyweight category to a 63kg lifter. Her performance was not one of her best for this year, finishing at 73kg in the snatch, 88kg in the clean and jerk and 161kg total, 7kg shy of last week performance. Despite this, she still managed a 5th place finish from 12 athletes. The competition was won by European gold medalist Loredana Toma from Romania, followed by Rebeka Koha from Latvia and Yasmin Keksin from Turkey.

Jesmond Caruana President of Malta weightlifting accompanied the athlete. He had important meetings with the Asian weightlifting. He was also selected technical official for these competitions.

Zammit Stevens and other Maltese weightlifters will be awarded for their achievements this year at the annual Malta Weightlifting Association Awards ceremony which will be held on Thursday 22nd December.

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