With 11 gold and 3 bronze medals, the Moroccan left the competition as champions in both the junior and senior categories.
Rabat – The Moroccan karate delegation emerged victorious from the 2019 Africa Championship, held in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, from July 12th to July 14th.
The Moroccan team won a total of 15 medals. The team won 11 gold medals across the competition, as well as three bronze medals.
Morocco excelled in multiple categories, with Adnane Hakimi and Sanae Agelmam winning gold in their kata categories.
In the individual male Kumite category, Oussama Edari, Oussama Fahssi, Abdesslam Ameknassi, and Yassine Sekouri all won gold in their respective weight classes. Abdelilah Boujdi won a bronze medal in the Kumite category.
Moroccan women also dominated female Kumite competitions. Aicha Sayah, Khawla Ouhammad, and Sara Slassi all brought home gold medals, while Btissam Sadini won bronze.
The Moroccan delegation also performed well in the team based categories, winning gold in both male and female team Kata, and bronze in male team Kumite.
Egypt’s team came second to Morocco with 22 medals; 10 gold, 6 silver, and 6 bronze. Egypt was followed by Senegal with two gold, four silver, and four bronze medals, and then Tunisia with three medals, two gold, and one silver.