African Taekwondo Championships: Morocco Snatches Gold And Finishes First In Medal Rankings

Morocco was represented in this continental competition by a selection of 16 taekwondoists from different categories (-49 kg to +73 kg for women, and -54 kg to +87 kg for men).

Morocco wrapped up the second and final day of the African Taekwondo Championships by winning, Sunday in Dakar, five new medals, including two golds, thus finishing with a total of 13 medals and 789 points, placing the Kingdom on top of the overall rankings of this continental competition.

In women’s taekwondo, Meriem Khoulal won gold in the -62 kg category, ahead of the Ivorian Nanah-Helene Koumba. As for men, the gold winner was Hamza Hacham who won against the Egyptian Omar Sharaky in the -54 kg category.

Moroccan taekwondoists who delivered an excellent performance in the African Championships also added to their medal table, a silver medal won by Soukaina Sahib in the -46 kg category, and two bronze won by Abdelbasset Ouassfi ( -63 kg) and Soufiane Elassbi (-87 kg) respectively.

With a total of 13 medals (3 golds, 6 silvers and 4 bronze medals), and 789 points, Morocco occupies the first position in the medal table at the end of the last day of the African Taekwondo Championships, followed by Egypt (779 points) and Côte d’Ivoire (681 points).

The Kingdom also ranks first in women’s medal ranking, with 2 golds, 3 silvers and 1 bronze medal (433 points). As for men, Moroccan taekwondoists finished third with 1 gold, 3 silvers, and 3 bronze medals (356 points).

More than 500 taekwondoists from around 30 countries took part in the African Taekwondo Championships which took place at the “Dakar Aréna” sports complex in Diamniadio, about 30 kilometers from the Senegalese capital.

Morocco was represented in this continental competition by a selection of 16 taekwondoists from different categories (-49 kg to +73 kg for women, and -54 kg to +87 kg for men).

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