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IFBB Malta 2016 National Championships and International Grand Prix results

• In front of a crowd of over 1,000 people, Malta’s top athletes battled for the top prizes
• Four top six placings for Maltese athletes at the IFBB European Championships in Spain

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Kevin Grech
17 May 2016, 3:06pm
Malta International Grand Prix top three Men’s Bodybuilding. Photo by Ray Cassar
Malta International Grand Prix top three Men’s Bodybuilding. Photo by Ray Cassar
The Maltese Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation organised its annual National Championships & the International Grand Prix on the 23 and 24 April at the Grandmaster’s suite of the Hilton Hotel in St.Julians.
On the Saturday a record number of 80 local athletes battled for the National Championships in front of a crowd of over 1,000 people. This contest was also a qualifier for the EBFF European Championships, held the following week in Santa Susanna, Spain.
Despite being a small country of 400,000 people the level in Malta is getting higher every year and Bodybuilding & Fitness are very respected by the local authorities in Malta.
In fact these championships were attended by the Minister of Sport Hon. Chris Agius & the President of the Republic’s husband his Excellency Edgar Preca. They were awarded by the Maltese federation for their support towards the sport.

The overall winners

Kirsten Dalmas - Bikini Fitness
Chantal Graziani - Body Fitness
Konrad Fenech - Men’s Physique
Daniel Umanah - Classic Bodybuilding
Darren Borg - Bodybuiling

On the following Sunday 45 athletes from 7 European countries: Malta, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway and Sweden competed in the International Grand Prix which had
cash prices of €5000. There were also five guest posing appearances including two IFBB pros: Ellen
Elizabeth Berg and Williiam Bonac.

Top 3 Malta International GP

Bikini Fitness:
1.Kirsten Dalmas (Malta)
2.Line Elizabeth Karlsen (Norway)
3.Laura Benasques (Spain)

Body Fitness:
1.Vibeke Litland (Norway)
2.Chantal Graziani (Malta)
3.Elizabeth Stuglik (Ireland)

Men’s Physique:
1.Konrad Fenech (Malta)
2.Alberto Gonzales (Spain)
3.Axl Mallia (Malta)

Classic Bodybuilding:
1.Daniel Umanah (Malta)
2.Erik Widlund (Norway)
3.Jan Palecinak (Czech Republic)

Bodybuilding -80 kg
1.Rafel Beltran (Spain)
2.Roderick Theuma (Malta)
3,Roderick Schembri (Malta)

Bodybuilding -90 kg
1.Darren Borg (Malta)
2.Vincenzo Coppola (Malta)
3.Anselmo Cortado (Spain)

Bodybuilding 90+ kg
1.Karol Stuglik (Ireland)
2.Jorge Aunion (Spain)
3.Antoine Zerafa (Malta)

Overall Bodybuilding:
1.Rafel Beltran (Spain)
2.Karol Stuglik (Ireland)
3.Darren Borg (Malta)

Placing 2016 IFBB European Bodybuilding and Fitness Championships May 4-8 for Maltese athletes

Axl Mallia - 3rd place in juniors physique - 178cm
Mario Pace - 4th place in Masters Bodybuilding over 60
Raymond Cassar - 5th in Masters
Over 50 Classic Bodybuilding
Vincenzo Coppola & Chantal
Graziani - 6th in Mixed Pairs

For more information about the Malta Fedweration of Bodybuilding and Fitness, log on to http://www.mfbbf.org/

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Kevin Grech is MaltaToday's sports editor. He has been the designer of MaltaToday's print ...
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