The first two Maltese athletes to compete at Tokyo Olympics

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The Maltese Olympic Committee have announced that indoor pistol shooter Eleanor Bezzina is the first Maltese athlete to participate at the Tokyo Olympics and Badminton player Matthew Abela has been confirmed as the second Maltese athlete.

Bezzina will be competing in her second Olympic Games, having taken part in 2016 in Rio.  She has also been a recipient of an Olympic Solidarity Scholarship for the past three years.

Abela, who has been competing in the sport since a very young age,  will be the first Maltese athlete to compete in the sport of Badminton at the Games since their introduction in 1992.