MOC Awards ceremony to be held on 3 December Athletes from 23 associations nominated
The Malta Olympic Committee’s Awards ceremony for 2016 is to be held on 3 December at the Corinthia Hotel in Attard.
The announcement was made by the MOC president Julian Pace Bonello who thanked all athletes, especially those nominated for these awards.
He also revealed that this year’s guest for the Awards will be former Italian Olympic medal winner Roberto di Donna, who was an Italian sports shooter and Olympic champion. He received a gold medal in 10 metre air pistol at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. He had also won bronze in the same Olympics edition in the 50 metres pistol event.
Mark Cutajar, the chairman of the Organising Committee, also addressed those present for the conference yesterday and said that this would be his last edition as chairman. “But this does not
mean the end. Of course, I will continue contributing towards more success for this event in future,” he said.
Cutajar added that as usual, the event’s aim was to reward all those athletes affiliated with the MOC who did well and obtained successful results in the name of the country abroad. “It will be a celebration of sport”, he said.
Among other things, he said that the OC is also introducing a new category of merit for youths or veterans who really deserve to be rewarded.
Cutajar added that Charles Camenzuli will be the presenter during the evening ceremony, which will be screened live on TVM2. Nominated athletes Athletics: Rachid Chouhal, Charlotte Wingfield, Lisa Marie Bezzina. Badminton: Mark Abela, Sam Cassar. Basketball: Women’s national team. Billiards/Snooker: Brian Cini, Alex Borg. Bodybuilding: Luke Debono. Boxing: Haithem Laamouz. Ten pin Bowling: Sue Abela, Tiziana Carannante, Neil Sullivan, Mark Spiteri, Shaun Montanaro, Edward Xuereb, Sara Xuereb, Matthew Magro, Shadon Psaila, Alessia Schembri. Cycling: Marie Claire Aquilina, Stephanie Alden, Danica Bonello Spiteri, Hannah Pace, Marion Pullicino, Michelle Vella Wood. Darts: Norbert Attard. Golf: John Verelst Micallef, Andrew Borg, Ruud Critien, Luc Schembri. Gymnastics: Sana Grillo. Pool: Dylan Cassar, Dejan Grech, Ryan Pisani, Lothar Mallia. Bowls Raffa: David Farrugia, Stefan Farrugia, Reno Farrugia, Giuseppe Gemelli. Racing: Anthony Demanuele, Julian Farrugia, Rodney Gatt, Charles Camilleri. Rugby: National men’s team; National women’s team. Sailing: Victoria Schultheis. Shooting: William Chetcuti, Nazzareno Attard, Gianluca Chetcuti, Nathan Lee Xuereb. Squash: Kijan Sultana. Table Football: Derek Conti, Jason Pisani, Samuel Bartolo, Jurgen Balzan. Triathlon: Danica Bonello Spiteri, Keith Galea, Hannah Pace. Tennis: Helene Pellicano. Waterpolo: National men’s A team. Weightlifting: Yasmin Zammit Stevens, Pamela Psaila, Rodmar Pulis, Kyle Micallef, Ryan Agius. Local Councils Birkirkara, Dingli, Floriana, Gudja, Ghajnsielem, Luqa, Mellieha, Qormi, Safi, Zurrieq.
Rashid Chouhal being presented with a certificate by Organising Committee chairman Mark Cutajar