#Rio2016: Algeria at Day 1 and Day 2

After a fantastic opening ceremony, the sporting events are well underway at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Algeria, after being led into the Maracana by Sonia Asselah, have been in action in a variety of different sports so let’s take a closer look at how they have done so far in the opening couple of days.


On the first day of Rio 2016, both Abderrahmane Mansouri and Youcef Reguigui took part in the men’s road race but unfortunately they could not finish the course.


Algeria’s football team suffered an unlucky 3-2 loss to Honduras in their group phase opener, before being eliminated from the competition with a narrow 2-1 defeat to Argentina.


The men’s single sculls saw Sid Boudina qualify for the repechage, as did Amina Rouba in the women’s section. Rowing today was delayed after windy conditions disrupted the order of play.


In the artistic individual all-round, Mohamed Bourguieg scored 78.499 across the six pieces of apparatus and came 48th in qualifying – not quite making the final cut. Farah Boufadene also failed to make the final round in the women’s section.


Reda Benbaziz beat Egyptian Mahmoud Abdelaal 3-0 in the Round of 32 of the lightweight boxing, and will face Russian boxer Adlan Abdurashidov in the Last 16.

Welterweight boxer Zohir Kedache was not as successful however, losing to Steven Donnelly or Ireland.


Victor Sentes, who recently switched allegiance from France to Algeria, lost 15-4 to Richard Kruse in the men’s foil.


Houd Zerdani won his Round of 32 tie in the 66kg section, but fell short in the Last 16 and was subsequently eliminated by his Mongolian opponent.


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