Rabat - The Moroccan delegation at the African Youth Games, held in Algiers July 18-28, has finished in 4th place with a total of 106 medals, including 53 medals for males and 43 for females.
Rabat – The Moroccan delegation at the African Youth Games, held in Algiers July 18-28, has finished in 4th place with a total of 106 medals, including 53 medals for males and 43 for females.
Egypt ranked first with a total of 199 medals, including 101 gold medals. Algeria took second place with a total of 226 medals, including 71 gold medals. Tunisia claimed third place with 36 gold medals among 136 total medals.
Moroccan athletes were awarded 29 gold medals, 37 silver medals, and 39 bronze medals.
The Moroccan football team took first place on the podium, defeating their Nigerian counterparts 3-1. Mohammed Radid was the star performer for the Moroccan team, scoring 2 goals while Othmane Laghrib scored 1 goal.
Morocco’s boules players won 17 medals, including 3 gold medals and 4 silver medals.
In weight lifting, Morocco earned 15 medals, including 11 silver medals and 4 bronze medals.
In karate, judo, and kong fu wushu, Morocco earned 20 medals, including 9 golds. Morocco won 5 gold medals in swimming among 11 total medals.
Algeria hosted the third quadrennial African Youth Games. A total of 41 African countries participated in the games across 30 different disciplines.
The first African Youth Games were held in Rabat in 2010. Morocco took 4th place in the games with 30 medals, including 2 gold medals, 14 silver medals, and 14 bronze medals. In the second tournament held in Gaborone, Botswana, in 2014, Morocco ranked 9th with a total of 24 medals: 4 gold medals, 11 silver medals, and 10 bronze medals.