Two of Malta’s emerging athletics starlets, Beppe Grillo and Graham Pellegrini will be representing Malta over the course of this weekend at the Under 23 Mediterranean Championships being held in Ismailia, in Egypt.

For the two athletes, this will be an important opportunity to measure themselves against high-profile sprinters from major sporting nations including Spain, Italy, Greece as well as from the Northern African littoral.

Grillo and Pellegrini had both given Malta a source of pride last June with fantastic medal-winning performances at the GSSE, and this test, where they will be facing athletes, some of whom already represent their nation at senior level, will serve to set the bar for Maltese athletics at an international level.