2016-IFBB-Malta-International-GP-April.24.2016-334-1024x683The Maltese Bodybuilding & Fitness Federation organised its annual National Championships & the International Grand Prix on the 23rd and 24th April at the Grandmaster’s suite of the Hilton Hotel in St.Julians.

On Saturday a record number of 80 local athletes battled for the National Championships in front of a crowd of over 1000 people. This contest was also a qualifier for the EBFF European Championships to be held soon 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.

The 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 our sport.

The overall winners were:

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

On Sunday 45 athletes from 7 European countries:Malta, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway & Sweden competed in the International Grand Prix which had cash prices of € 5000. There were also 5 guest posing appearances including 2 IFBB pros:Ellen Elizabeth Berg & Williiam Bonac.

Top 3 in each category were as follows:

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)

nat 4Classic 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)