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).
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.
ANTANANARIVO- Algeria snatched two bronze medals on the second day of the African Judo Championships played in Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar.
The first silver medal was won by judoka Abderrahmane Benamadi (-90 kg) after his defeat against Cameroonian Dieudonné Dolassem in the semi-finals.
Souad Belakhal (-70 kg) won also a bronze medal after her defeat against Moroccan Assmaa Niang in the semi-finals.
ANTANANARIVO- Algeria has won three gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals on the first day of the African Judo Championships 2017 played in Madagascar capital Antananarivo.
The gold medals were won by judokas Meriem Moussa (-52 kg) who defeated Mauritius Christianne Legentil, Houd Zourdani - 66 kg by defeating compatriot Wali Ezzine and Nadjib Temmar who got the better of Senegalese Mbagnick N'diaye, in the final of "Open" category, contested Friday in Antananarivo.
Judokas Ratiba Tariket (-57 kg), Wali Ezzine (-66kg) and Mohamed Rebahi (-60kg) won the silver medals for Algeria in this African competition which sees the participation of 188 athletes.
Algerians Djeddi Oussama (-73kg) and Faïza Aissahine (-52 kg) got the bronze medals, while Imène Rezzoug was ousted in the 2nd round of - 48 kg event as she was defeated by Guinea's Taciana Cesar.
Algeria is competing with 18 athletes (9 men / 9 women) in the African Judo Championships organized from 14 to 16 April in Antananarivo.