The Moroccan squad won the best team, the best athlete, and the best coach prizes.
The Moroccan fighters won four gold medals, three silver, and one bronze. They ended the competition in first place, ahead of the UAE in second place, with only four gold medals, and Egypt in third place, with one medal of each kind.
The athletes Belharcha Omaima (-54 kg division), Anas Lhibaoui (-60 kg), Hamza Rachid (-63 kg), and Soufiane Merzak (-75 kg) all won gold for Morocco.
Ayoub Khaya (-57 kg), Zahdi Abdelali and Abouloufae Ahmed (-67 kg) earned silver medals. Kaoutar Modane came third in the -60kg category, winning a bronze medal.
Members of the Moroccan squad also won individual prizes. Belharcha Omaima, one of the gold medalists, earned the prize of best athlete, while the Moroccan national team’s coach, Lahcen Ouassou, won best coach in the competition.
Abdelkrim El Hilali, president of the Moroccan royal federation for kickboxing, muay thai, savate, and similar sports, told the press that he is very proud of this achievement.
Morocco’s ambassador to Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Ait Ouali, attended the competition’s medal ceremony.
The Arab Muay Thai Championship is a yearly competition organized by the United Arab Muay Thai and Kickboxing Federation. More than 120 athletes from 16 countries took part in this year’s event, which took place from October 10 to October 13.