“Finally a Moroccan champion in the field of the Grand Prix,” said the Royal Moroccan Federation of Taekwondo.
The 17-year old clinched the medal bronze after his defeat in the semi-final against Russian athlete Maksim Khramtcov.
The Moroccan athlete reached the semi final after defeating Richard Andre Ordemann from Norway, and other taekwondo players.
The bronze medal in this competition is the first of its kind for Morocco, which was launched in 2013, according to the Royal Moroccan Federation of Taekwondo.
Commenting on the achievement of Mahboubi, the federation said: “Finally a Moroccan champion in the field of the Grand Prix.”