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Morocco Triumphs 19th Arab Judo Championships

The Moroccan squad won five medals, including three gold.

Rabat – The Moroccan national Judo team won the men’s competition of the 19th Arab Judo Championships. The event took place in Amman, Jordan, from November 1 to November 5.

The Moroccan squad won three gold medals, one silver, and one bronze to finish first on the medal board. Egypt finished in second place with two gold medals and two bronze ones. Syria finished in third with one gold medal, three silver, and two bronze.

Le Maroc est premier au classement général au championnat Arabe de judo qui se déroule en Jordanie du 1 au 05 novembre…

Posted by Fédération Royale Marocaine de Judo et Arts Martiaux Assimilés – officiel on Saturday, 2 November 2019

Moroccan judokas Faouzi Abdelrahman (-66kg division), Hatim Doukali (-81kg), and Mustapha Al Abdelaoui (+100kg) won gold medals. Zakaria Al Zaouia (-73kg) earned a silver medal and Hamza Al Abdelaoui (-90kg) won bronze.

In the women’s category, the Syrian squad finished first with two gold medals, followed by the Qatari team with one gold medal.

Fourteen Arab countries participated in the competition, including Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Moroccan martial artists have dominated recent competitions, both on the regional and the global level.

In October 2019, Morocco won the Arab Muay Thai Championships in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

In the same month, the Moroccan Karate team finished third in the Junior World Karate Championships in Santiago, Chile, with 10 medals.

On November 3, Morocco’s Achraf Mahboubi won a bronze medal at the World Taekwondo Grand Slam Championships in Wuxi, China.

On the same day, Morocco finished third at the International Taekwondo Open Tournament in Nablus, Palestine.