20 year old Juan Farrugia from Valletta, broke a new world record in Rowing Concept 2,500meters on slides, age group 20-29. Juan Farrugia was participating in the Maltco Indoor Rowing Challenge held last Saturday at Valletta. This challenge, which has been held for the third consecutive year, was part of the European Week of Sports organised by SportMalta and Maltco Lotteries.
The dedicated rower broke the previous world record of 1.19.6, with him finishing the race in 1.18.4 – a national achievement. The Valletta lad has already won the 2016 National Championship and the 500m British Championship and he also participated in the World Games in Poland.
Present for this world record breaking event were Dr. Chris Bonnett o.b.o. Hon Clifton Grima; Parliamentary Secretary for Youths, Sports and Voluntary Organisations, Mr Vasilleios Kasiotakis; CEO Maltco Lotteries and David A Gatt; Maltco Lotteries Director and his coach Mr Ken Lake who all congratulated Mr Farruiga on his abilities and achievement and augured him further success in his future.