Moroccan Hafri Issam won Morocco another bronze medal yesterday, Sunday, August 26, in the men's under 55kg weightlifting competition, at the Nahda Hall in Rabat.
Rabat – The 12th African Games are currently being held in cities across Morocco from August 19 to August 31. The games have gathered more than 6,000 athletes competing in 26 sports disciplines, 17 of which will serve as pre-qualifiers to the 2020 Olympic Games. 51 countries are participating this year.
As the 7th day of the African Games begins, Morocco has retained 3rd place in the ranking following a full day of competitions yesterday, August 25. Moroccan athletes have snagged 41 medals in total so far: 13 gold, 11 silver, and 17 bronze.
Moroccan Hafri Issam earned Morocco another bronze medal yesterday, in the men’s under 55kg weightlifting competition, held in the Nahda Hall in Rabat.
Egypt has remained in the number one spot, with 85 medals (27 gold, 36 silver, and 22 bronze), followed by South Africa with 51 medals (23 gold, 15 silver, and 13 bronze).
Algeria remains behind Morocco in 4th place, with 46 medals (12 gold, 14 silver, and 20 bronze).
The African Games have been held every four years since 1965, previously under the names All-Africa Games and Pan African Games.
Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic games first conceived the idea, but the games are now organized by the African Union (AU) with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC).