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Photo: From left: Laura Cunnigham (MSJA), Jeremy Zammit, Matthew von Brockdorff (Atlas Insurance)
Pembroke Athleta’s up-and-coming track and field athlete Jeremy Zammit has been awarded the Atlas Youth Athlete of the month Award for July. Zammit has already won April’s Award after securing the U-18 category gold medal at the third edition of the EAP International meeting which was held in Catania.
In July, Jeremy Zammit continued to rewrite the history books at the European U-20 Championships in Tallinn when the young athlete placed fifth in the long jump final.
Zammit, who had set a new national record with a leap of 7.58 metres, further improved on his best by posting a leap of 7.62 metres.
His effort was also the second-best jump in the world in the U-18 category, just three centimetres away from the world-leading jump of 7.65 metres.
The trophy for the July 2021 Atlas Youth Athlete of the Month together with the sports apparel voucher were presented to Jeremy Zammit by Matthew von Brockdorff, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Insurance. The MSJA was represented by President Sandro Micallef, General Secretary Lorraine Cunningham and Administrator Stephen Azzopardi for this presentation.
The 2021 winners so far were: Kayden Lagana (Tenpin Bowling) – January, Francesca Curmi (Tennis) – February, Mya Azzopardi (Swimming) – March, Jeremy Zammit (Long Jump) – April, Malta U-15 Water Polo National Team – May and Sasha Gatt (Swimming) – June.
This award is a joint initiative of the Malta Sports Journalists Association and Atlas Insurance. The adjudicating panel of this award takes note of all the youths’ achievements of the month under review and at the same time it invites local sport associations and federations to send in their nominations for consideration if they feel that any of their under-21 athletes have distinguished themselves during that month.
Nominations for this award may be sent on email email@example.com.
The rules and regulations of the award can be viewed on the website www.maltasportsjournalists.com.