MALTA: SMALL COUNTRY; BIG RESULTS.

Led by president Ralph DeCelis, Malta Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (MFBBF) has achieved fantastic results at the recent IFBB European Championships, held in Santa Susanna (Spain).

At this four day event, over 1100 participants showcasing the best physiques in the European continent and representing over 40 countries, battled for a podium place in what is considered to be one of the most prestigious international Bodybuilding and Fitness competition in the world. Over 90 international judges were tasked with assessing this magnificent showcase of beauty and perfect physiques, in the various sport’s categories.

MFBBF athletes displayed fantastic physiques and constantly achieve respectable results in all international IFBB competitions, and so again this time. Sabrina Villari was crowned European Champion in the Women’s Wellness Fitness (up to 158 cm class). She stood out with her combination of beauty and a flawless physique sculpted to the exact requirements of her category – perfect body lines and proportions, a healthy and attractive appearance and an athletic and aesthetically pleasing physique. With this victory, she was awarded professional status and will compete now in the IFBB Pro Elite Division.

Malta’s own 2018 National Overall Champion, Carlos Caruana; took home the silver medal in the Bodybuilding Masters category (up to 80 kg). He displayed a remarkable proportional build physique with balanced and harmonious muscle size, as well as extraordinary muscle quality and detail.

Other noteworthy placings of Maltese athletes at this event have been of Rodrick Theuma, who achieved a 6th place in the Seniors Bodybuilding (up to 80 kg. category), and Sabrina Micallef who achieved a 9th place in the Masters Bodyfitness category.
MFBBF athletes will participate in a number of upcoming international events as well as in the next local competition “The Battle 2018”, which will be organised on the 25th August at the Corinthia San Gorg, St Julians.

Picture: The Maltese Team at the IFBB European Championships, composed by 6 international athletes.

We are immersed in a health international emergency as a consequence of the Covid-19 epidemic.

In this situation, we must follow the applicable national and international regulations and the advice from governments and sanitary authorities.

All this has to be done with positive energy and best spirit, maintaining our focus on the fact that any epidemical situation has expansion, stabilization and reduction periods, and that with adequate care, this nightmare is going to be a bad memory soon.

By all means, the integrity of our athletes, officials, judges and of all who integrate our community is now and always essential. We are a family in sport and life.

We can expect to reach the epidemic peak and a progressive settle down, as is already happening in some of the countries in suffering this situation at first instance.

In conclusion, let’s be confident and keep working as a team, following the decisions from the competent authorities. Some events have been canceled and others are being rescheduled to a new date in which we may be able to celebrate with our athletes and friends our passion for sport and healthy lifestyle.

We recommend you visit the IFBB Calendar at our website www.IFBB.com on a regular basis, so that you may be fully updated on events and schedule.

Wishing you, your families and beloved one’s good health, and hoping that the situation will be back to normality as soon as possible

All the events that were planned for March and April are being postponed and rescheduled