Date of Birth07/01/2000
Height170 cm/5'7"
Preliminary Round Group DSpainESP 22 - 4 MLTMalta
Preliminary Round Group DMalta MLT 8 - 15 SVKSlovakia
Preliminary Round Group DSerbiaSRB 18 - 3 MLTMalta
Semifinal 13-16AzerbaijanAZE 8 - 7 MLTMalta
Classification 15-16UkraineUKR 13 - 8 MLTMalta


School, universityDe La Salle College, Malta
Started competing2012
Language(s) spokenMaltese (native), English
Club nameSirens Waterpolo Club
CoachBogdan Rath (team)

Swimming, watching movies, gadgets and going out with friends

Major sporting achievements

2014 NCh, 200m – 1st | EU 8 Nations (Junior) (Brno), water polo – 1st
2013 National Easter Meet, various races – 1st, 2nd (5 X),
2012 National Water Polo League (U13) – 2nd | National Water Polo League (U13) – 1st

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Gold medal in Junior EU 8 Nations water polo tournament in Brno, Czech Republic in 2014

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Jacob comes from a family of sports enthusiasts.

His father, a cyclist, has participated in the 12 Days Life Cycle charity event from Venice to Old Trafford, Manchester in 2010.

Jacob started his sporting career at an early age, joining his local water polo team in Malta at the age of seven.

After participating in various tournaments throughout the years, Jacob was spotted by the national water polo coach and earned a place in the national U17 water polo team in 2014.

Jacob is the youngest on the national team and is looking to further his water polo skills and achieve more. 

Please note biographical data has been provided in collaboration with NOCs and edited by BEGOC.
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