Rabat- The Moroccan swimming team has emerged with six medals from the 13th CANA Africa Swimming and Open Water Championships in Algiers.
The Moroccan team won four bronze medals and two silver medals on Sunday, September 16, the final day of the competition, ranking fifth.
The 13th CANA, a four-day event, took place in the capital of Algeria, Algiers, at the Mohamed Boudiaf Olympic Complex.
The Moroccan winners of silver medals were Yusuf Tibazi with a 100-meter butterfly stroke in 54:20 and Touhami Hamma with a 50 meter freestyle stroke in 36:23.
The winners of the bronze medals were Hiba Fahsi in 100-meter backstroke with 01:05:98m, Yusuf Tibazi in 50-meter butterfly with 24:11 , and Said Saber in 200-meter butterfly with 02:02:49.
The competition’s 238 male and female participants represent 31 countries.
Egypt ranked first with a total of 48 medals, South Africa came second with 40, Algeria came third with 22, Tunisia came fourth with 12, Morocco came fifth with 6 medals, and Zambia and Mauritius came sixth with two medals.
The African Swimming Championships is annually organized by the African Swimming Confederation (CANA).
Founded in 1970, CANA’s objective is to encourage and promote swimming and athlete development “to the highest level.” CANA encourages healthy exercise and recruiting recreational swimmers to compete in various competitions.