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23/04/2017 10:55

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Saturday, 15 April 2017 19:06

African Judo Championships 2017: Oualal, Asselah, Temmar and Bouyakoub offer four gold to Algeria

ANTANANARIVO- Each of Algerian judokas Kaouthar Oualal (-78 kg), Sonia Asselah (+78 kg), Lyes Bouyakoub (-100 kg) and Nadjib Temmar (+100 kg) won a gold medal on Saturday, the second day of the 2017 African Judo Championships in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

In women's -78 kg final, Oualal, 27, defeated Tunisia's Sara Mzougui and snatched the gold, while the bronze went to Senegal's Georgette Sagna and Egypt's Alaa Hamed.

The silver medallist in Open event on Friday, Asselah, 26, beat Tunisia's Sahar Trabelsi in women's +78 final, while Senegal's Monica Sagna and Mauritius' Providence Annabelle got the bronze medals.

After his first gold medal in Open event on Friday, Temmar, 28, claimed a second gold in men's +100 final against Egypt's Neguar Maysara, while the bronze medals were won by Algeria's Mehdi Lili and Morocco's Hajji Adil. 

For his part, Bouyakoub, 34, dominated his Egyptian opponent in men's -100 final, Ramadan Derwish, while Angola's Bento Casimiro and Cameroon's Oyono Itoga Raphael got a bronze medal each.      

After two days of competition, Algeria, which is competing with 18 judokas, is toping the medal table with 18 medals overall: 7 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze.

A total of 188 judokas, including 75 women, from 22 countries are participating in the 2017 African Judo Championships in Madagascar's Antananarivo from 14 to 16 April.

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