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).
Abdelali Jina (junior, -55kg) and Chaimae El Hayti (U21, -50kg) finished second in their respective categories, winning two silver medals for Morocco.
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.
On Monday, October 28, the Moroccan ambassador to Chile, Kenza Elghali, organized a reception for the Moroccan karate squad.
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.”