ANTANANARIVO- Algeria's national judo team (men and women) have been crowned African team champions after beating their Tunisian counterparts in the finals on Sunday in Madagascar's capital, Antananarivo.
Algeria has thus won hands down the African title with a total of 20 medals (9 gold, 5 silver and 6 bronze).
On the third and last day of the 2017 African Judo Championships, men's team, exempt from first round, dominated Cameroon's team in the second round, before beating Egypt's in the semifinal and Tunisia in the final.
In women's event, Algerian judokas defeated Guinean counterparts in the first round, Cameroonians in the semifinal and Egyptians in the final.
Algeria has finished top of the overall medal table, ahead of Tunisia (3 gold, 7 silver and 1 bronze) and Egypt (2 gold, 2 argent and 7 bronze).
Seven other gold medals were snatched by Kaouthar Oualal (-78 kg), Sonia Asselah (+78 kg), Meriem Moussa (-52 kg), Lyes Bouyacoub (-100 kg), Houd Zourdani (-66 kg) and Nadjib Temmar (+100 kg and Open).
The silver medals were claimed by Mohamed Rebahi (-60 kg), Wali Ezzine (-66 kg), Ratiba Tariket (-57 kg), Sonia Asselah (Open) and Imene Agouar (-70 kg), while the bronze medals were won by Amina Belkadi (-63 kg), Faiza Aissahine (-52 kg), Oussama Djeddi (-73 kg), Souad Belakhal (-70 kg), Abderrahmane Benamadi (-90 kg) and Mehdi Lili (+100 kg).
A total of 188 judokas (113 men and 75 women) from 22 countries participated in this year's edition in Antananarivo from 14 to 16 April.
Algeria competed with 18 judokas (9 men and 9 women).