Maltese athletes in Formia for training camp

12 athletes forming part of the Maltese athletics National Team, and consisting primarily of sprinters and jumpers, are on their way to Formia, Italy for an eight-day training camp.

The Formia Olympic Training Centre, overseen by the Italian Olympic Federation (CONI), offers a rich tradition in preparing elite athletes for top-level competitions. 

This training camp, the first of its kind after a series of similar training camps in the build up to the successful GSSE 2023, will prepare Malta’s elite athletes for various major commitments throughout the coming months, including the European Athletics Championships, the European Championships for Small States of Europe (CSSE), the Balkan Championships and the Under 23 Mediterranean Championship.

The team is led by Technical Director Mario Bonello, and National Team coaches Jivko Jetchev and Zeljko Aras, and will be assisted in Formia by Profs Antonio Laguardia and Vitaly Petrov. 

This training camp is supported by the Maltese Olympic Committee, Sport Malta and the NDSF.

Two separate groups forming part of the national team will then be travelling in April to Formia and Tirrenia respectively, the former focusing on middle distance athletes, and the latter for throwers, under the guidance of Nicola Silvaggi.

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