Rabat – Moroccan Karate artists won eight gold medals during the second edition of the African Karate Championship Zone 1 (North Africa).
The event, that took place Saturday in Marrakech, was marked by the participation of an unprecedented number of more than 280 athletes from 5 countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt, which was present as a guest.
Overall, Morocco won 28 medals, including eight gold ones.
In the cadets, Moroccans claimed a gold medal and a silver medal in Kata, and two gold medals and one bronze in Kumite.
The Moroccan juniors won a silver medal and four in bronze in Kata, in addition to two gold medals, three in silver and 5 in bronze in Kumite.
The seniors outperformed the two youngest ones which was disputed only in kata. The older athletes won 3 gold medals, 2 in silver and 3 in bronze.
In the individual Kata, women category, Morocco’s Aya Ennseyri and Sanae Agalman took the 2nd and 3rd place, respectively.
The men category, Adnane El Hakimi won the competition ahead of his compatriot, Mohamed El Hani.
The Africa Zone 1 championship is still ongoing over Sunday for the finals of individual Kumite.