Rabat – Moroccan taekwondo player Abdelbasset Wasfi won a gold medal at an international Taekwondo competition. Wasfi took home the gold after defeating his rival Kosovar Arbert Azemi in a final match. The competition took place in Paris from November 15-17.
Several other Moroccans participated in the tournament.
Over the course of the international tournament, Morocco’s taekwondo selection won six other medals in addition to Wasfi’s win.
Moroccan female participants Soukaina Sahib, Wafae El Atri, and Nada Laaraj finished the competition with three silver medals in total.
Ayoub Bassel, Sfia Salih, and Fatima Ezzahra Aboufaras won bronze medals during the competition.
Morocco ended the competition the fourth position in the world ranking. There were athletes representing 53 countries at the competitions, according to a statement from the Royal Moroccan Federation of taekwondo.