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29/04/2017 20:26

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 ALGIERS- The Algerian athletes have won 19 medals (6 gold, 6 silver and 7 bronze medals), in the 11th Tunis International Meeting, Africa's only World Para Athletics Grand Prix of the year, said the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

Tunisia ranked first in this competition with 72 medals, including 34 gold medals, reported Monday the IPC official website.

The Algerian gold medals have been won by Nasser Djamil  in 100m and 200m events (T11-T12 and t T20, twinned classes), Boukhalfa Allel (GSP),  in 100m (T35/36), Medjahed Bouhafs in 100m (T13/38/44), Walid Rezouani in Club (F51) and Bakhta Benallou in shot put (F12/36/37/44).

While their compatriots Abdelkrim Krai (1500m/T13/38/46), Souheila Hariki  (weight /F34), Bachir Mourad (shot put and javelin throwing /F55), Walid Rezouani  (discus /F51/52/53), and Bentria Firas long jump/T11/37/38/45) stanched silver.

The bronze medals were won by Boukhalfa (200m), Bentria  (100m), Abdelkrim Krai (800m), Hamza Kais (shot put and discus /F53/54),  Nacer-Eddine Karfas (5000m/T12/13) and Bouzit Brahim Khalil (shot put/F41). 

In the overall ranking, Algeria ranked fifth, behind Tunisia, Morocco (8 gold, 6 silver and 6 bronze), Kuwait (7, 5, 3) and Saudi Arabia (6, 9, 2).  

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MARRAKECH (Morocco)- Algeria's disabled athletes has won a total of 21 medals (13 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze) at the 1st international athletics meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, wrapped up Saturday, and organized under the aegis of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

The Algerian athletes added six gold, three silver and two bronze medals on Sunday, the event's second and last day, to the 15 medals, including 7 gold, they took on Saturday, the first day of the competition.

The tournament will be a significant test for most participants ahead of the Paralympics of Rio (September 2016).

Sunday's Algerian medals went to Nacer Djamil, who shared the 200m race's gold (T12) with Moroccan athlete Afri Mehdi (23.28).

Nacir Sahli ranked first in the discus event (F40/41), with a total of 911 points.

Achoura Boukhalfa got a silver medal in javelin (F46), with a total of 67pts, as did Mounia Gasmi (F32), who totalled avec 959 pts.

Algeria's last gold medals on the second day were snatched by Lahouari Bahlaz, winner of the shot put (F32), with 913pts, and Nadia Medjmedj in women's shot put (F56/57), with 1034pts. 


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ALGIERS- Algerian athletes competing at the 2014 IPC (International Paralympic Committee) World Powerlifting Championship, which wrapped up Friday in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, achieved creditable results, according to the national technical manager, Zoubir Aichaine.

 Algeria competed in the world tournament with six power lifters, for whom it was the first international competition in five years.

At the Dubai tournament, Algerian athletes Hocine Bettir (65kg) ranked fourth, Hamza Bouali (97kg) seventh and Samira Guerioua (45kg) eight.

Three other Algerian power lifters, namely Nacera Belamri (79kg), Bilal Bouchefra (59kg) and Hadj Ahmed Biour (49kg), ranked respectively 10th, 11th and 12th, according to national coach Mohamed Salah Benatta. 

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