YAOUNDE- Algerian weightlifters won 15 medals overall (4 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze) on Friday, the seventh and last day of the 2016 African Weightlifting Championships, taking place in Yaounde, Cameroon.
Walid Bidani (+105kg) dominated his class, claiming three gold medals, with a lift of 181kg in snatch, 210kg in clean-and-jerk and an overall total of 391kg, while the silver medals went to his teammate Hamza Sanoune (155kg in snatch, 185kg in clean-and-jerk and 340kg overall), and the bronze to Morocco's Abdelali Lagsir (130kg in snatch, 181kg in clean-and-jerk and 311kg overall).
Houssein Fardjallah (85kg) added a fourth gold to Algeria with a lift of 150kg in snatch and two bronze with a lift of 185kg in clean-and-jerk and an overall total of 335kg, while the two gold went to Egyptian Abderaouf Ezzeldin.
For his part, Mohammed Fethi (105kg) won three silver (135kg in snatch, 168kg in clean-and-jerk and 303kg overall), while in 85kg class, Amir Belhout got three bronze (146kg in snatch, 165kg in clean-and-jerk and 311kg overall).
Algeria, which participated with 13 weightlifters, including five girls, has ended the African tournament with 24 medals overall (7 gold, 11 silver and 6 bronze).
Here is the list of the Algerian medallists in 2016 African Weightlifting Championships:
ØAmor Fenni (62kg): 1 silver
ØHoussein Fardjallah (85kg): 1 gold and 2 silver
ØAmir Belhout (85kg): 3 bronze
ØSaddam Missaoui (94kg): 2 gold and 1 silver
ØAymen Touairi (94kg): 1 gold
ØWalid Bidani (105kg): 3 gold
ØHamza Sanoune (105kg): 3 silver
ØMohammed Fethi (105kg): 3 silver
ØIkram Cherrara (69kg): 1 silver and 2 bronze
ØHirech Bouchra Fatima-Zohra (75kg): 1 bronze