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Muay Thai: Morocco Crowned African Champion


  24 Février      25        Sport (7821),

   

Rabat, 24/02/2024 (MAP) – Morocco emerged victorious at the 3rd African Muay Thai Championship, held from February 21 to 23 in Cairo, Egypt, securing the top spot in the overall standings with a total of 15 medals (9 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze).

Outperforming the host country, Egypt, which secured second place with a total of 20 medals (6 gold, 7 silver, and 7 bronze), Morocco showcased its prowess in the competition. Algeria claimed the third spot with a total of 9 medals (3 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze).

Morocco’s impressive nine gold medals were achieved by athletes across various weight categories, including Amine Chtioui (-51 kg), Abdallah Saadi (-60 kg), Mohamed Yassine Mahssoun (-67 kg), Abdelali Zahidi (-71 kg), Keltoum Akhlouf (-48 kg), Oumaima Belouarrat (-51 kg), Salma Ajbour (-54 kg), Douaa Akhlouf (-60 kg), and Kaoutar Baarab (-63.5 kg).

The team also secured two silver medals, earned by Ichrak Laaroussi (-57 kg) and Amine Saja Eddine (+91 kg), while four bronze medals were clinched by Achraf Ouhaji (-57 kg), Hamza Hmidach (-63.5 kg), Othmane Tahiri (-75 kg), and Oumaima Belouarrat in ‘Wai Kru’.

Morocco’s triumph at the 3rd African Muay Thai Championship adds to its previous successes, as the nation also claimed victory at the inaugural and second editions of the championship, held in Morocco and Egypt, respectively.

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