Rabat – The Moroccan military has won three gold medals, one silver, and two bronze in the 7th Military World Games. Morocco finished 20th out of 109 participating countries in the global rankings.
The Moroccan women’s parachuting team earned the first gold medal for Morocco. The squad is composed of Ikram Naoufal, Malika El Ahmar, Wafa Zeghari, Samira Mainin, and Fatima Zahra Lebyed.
The Moroccan soldiers finished first in the parachuting competition with 192 points, ahead of China (189 points), Russia (165 pts), and South Korea (159 pts).
Mohamed Reda El Aarabi and Amine Chentouf won the two remaining gold medals for Morocco. The first finished first in the 10,000 meters race for runners with special needs, while the second won the 1,500m race of the same category.
Hicham Ouledha won the silver for Morocco in the 1,500m race, while Hamza Sahli won the bronze in the 10,000m event.
Taekwondo fighter Noureddine Zyani earned the last medal for Morocco, finishing third in the Taekwondo competition, in the 87 kg category.
A military delegation of 50 athletes represented Morocco in this year’s Military World Games. The Moroccan athletes participated in various competitions, including athletics, boxing, taekwondo, and parachuting.
On the global ladder of the event, China, represented by 553 military sportsperson, ranked first with a total of 239 medals (133 gold, 64 silver, and 42 bronze). Russia finished second with 161 medals (51 gold, 53 silver, and 57 bronze), while Brazil ranked third with 88 medals (21 gold, 31 silver, and 36 bronze).
This year, more than 9,300 athletes participated in the international event. The athletes took part in 329 competitions, covering 27 different sports.
The CISM World Games take place every four years. The first competition was held in 1995, in Rome, Italy.