Categories: Morocco News Sports

Morocco Wins 10 Medals in Junior World Karate Championships

The Moroccan squad finished fourth on the medals board.

Rabat – Morocco won 10 medals, three gold, two silver, and five bronze in the Junior World Karate Championships. The tournament took place in Santiago, Chile, from October 23 to October 27.

The Moroccan team ended the competition in fourth place on the medals board. Egypt, Turkey, and France took the top three places.

Egyptian athletes dominated the competition with a total of 19 medals, followed by Turkey with 15 medals, and France in third position with 12 medals.

The event included three age categories; cadet (14-15 years old), junior (16-17), and U21 (18-20).

Yassine Sekouri won the gold for Morocco in the U21, -75kg category, along with Aya Ouhra (cadet, +54kg) and Mehdi Sriti (junior, -76kg).

لحظة تتويج البطل سكوري ياسين بالميدالية الذهبية 🥇

🎉لحظة تتويج البطل سكوري ياسين بالميدالية الذهبية 🥇 ضمن فئة 21 سنة تباري (وزن أقل من 75 كلغ)، خلال منافسات اليوم الرابع من بطولة العالم للكراطي، والتي تقام من 23 إلى غاية 27 أكتوبر 2019 بالعاصمة الشيلية سانتياغو🇨🇱.

Posted by Fédération Royale Marocaine de Karaté et Disciplines Associées on Saturday, 26 October 2019

Abdelali Jina (junior, -55kg) and Chaimae El Hayti (U21, -50kg) finished second in their respective categories, winning two silver medals for Morocco.

🎉ألف مبروك للبطلة الحيطي شيماء إحرازها الميدالية الفضية 🥈 ضمن فئة الأمل تباري (وزن أقل من 50 كلغ)، خلال منافسات اليوم…

Posted by Fédération Royale Marocaine de Karaté et Disciplines Associées on Monday, 28 October 2019

Three members of Morocco’s U21 squad won bronze medals. Fatima Zahra Chajai (-61kg), Anas Alami (-67kg), and Mohamed Bahri (-84kg) all finished third in their brackets.

The final bronze medals went to to Saouesen Benchbab (cadet, -54kg) and Aya Nassiri in the U21 individual Kata competition.

🎉ألف مبروك للبطلة الشجعي فاطمة الزهراء إحرازها الميدالية البرونزية 🥉 ضمن فئة الأمل تباري (وزن أقل من 61 كلغ)، خلال…

Posted by Fédération Royale Marocaine de Karaté et Disciplines Associées on Monday, 28 October 2019

On Monday, October 28, the Moroccan ambassador to Chile, Kenza Elghali, organized a reception for the Moroccan karate squad.

صور الأبطال المغاربة 🇲🇦 والطاقم التقني للفريق الوطني المغربي للكراطي 🥋 رفقة السيدة المحترمة كنزة الغالي سفيرة المملكة المغربية بالشيلي 🇨🇱

Posted by Fédération Royale Marocaine de Karaté et Disciplines Associées on Tuesday, 29 October 2019

During the ceremony, the president of the Moroccan delegation to Santiago, Zitouni Mtyout, said that “these good results from the young Moroccan karateka are unprecedented.”

“It’s not easy to win 10 medals, including three gold ones, in a world championship,” he added.

The national team’s coach, Sayed El Feky, also congratulated his athletes for their “impressive results.”