Morocco won 16 medals in the African Beach Games competition held on Sal Island.
Rabat – Morocco finished at the top of the overall rankings of the first African Beach Games organized from June 14 to 23 at Sal Island in Cape Verde.
Morocco won 16 medals, including 9 gold, 3 silver, and 4 bronze.
Moroccan athletes competed in open water swimming, kiteboarding, karate, freestyle football, beach volleyball, beach tennis, beach handball, and beach soccer.
Morocco won the gold medals in beach tennis with the men’s doubles, Youssef Ghazouani and Anas Bouaouda clinching the win.
In the women’s doubles, Morocco’s Camilia Benabdeljalil and Sarah Benabdeljalil were the victors, and the mixed doubles saw Anas Bouaouda and Camilia Benabdeljali go for gold.
Othmane Djedidi also won a gold in freestyle football. El Hanni Mohammed (men’s individual kata) and Sanae Agalmam (women’s individual kata) won gold medals as well for karate.
In the women’s team kata, 1st place went to En-nesyry Aya, Bertali Lamiae, Agalmam Sanae.
In open water swimming (5km), the gold medal went to Ben Rahou Mathy, and in beach volleyball, the gold went to the Moroccan women’s team.
Second place went to Algeria with 16 medals (5 gold, 6 silver and 5 bronze), while Tunisia took third place (3 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze). Cape Verde, the game’s host country, took 4th place (3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze).
The first African Beach Games saw the participation of 886 athletes, including 416 female athletes, in 11 sports competitions included in the official program of the Games.