Algeria Continue to dominate in Combat Sports

A successful outing for Algeria on Day five of the Mediterranean Games in Oran after adding an extra seven medals to the table.

Three gold medals and four bronze medals helped Algeria to remain in third place with now a total of 22 medals.

Algeria remain in third with 22 medals.

Following the success in the Karate events on day one of the Games, Algeria continued to add medals in other combat sports such as Judo and boxing.

The standout performer was judoka Dris Messaoud in the final of the -73kg category, who won against Morocco’s Hassen Doukkali by scoring an Ippon.

The crowd celebrate the victory of Dris Messaoud in the final of the Judo -73kg.

Reigining African champion Amina Belkadi won a bronze medal in the women’s -63k final against the Italian Nicolle D’isanto, also by way of Ippon.

It was a very successful day for Algerian boxers which saw a total of 10, of which six men and four women, earn their place to the finals in their respective categories. Hence, guaranteeing a medal.

But, a bronze medal was won by Fatma Zohra Hedjala in the Women’s 54kg semi-final as she lost to Bojana Gojkovic of Montenegro.

The fifth day also saw the start of the Athletics events in which Algeria did very well too, winning two gold and two bronze medals.

Gold and bronze medallist’s Bilal Tabti and Hichem Bouchicha on the podium.

Two medals came from the same event, the 3000 meter steeplechase, which saw Bilal Tabti take first place with a time of 8:22.79 and Hichem Bouchicha third behind the Moroccan Mohamed Tindouft with a time of 8:23.85.

Finish line of the 3000m steeplechase event, where Algeria win gold and bronze medals.

Lastly, it was the promising athlete, who we have mentioned a few times here on DZ Sport, Yasser Mohamed Triki who took gold in the triple jump event with a distance of 17.7m, achieving it in his third attempt out of six.

Yasser Mohamed Triki celebrates after securing the gold medal in the triple jump event.

The young Algerian athlete beat the Italian Bocchi Tobia (16.93m) and the Portuguese Luos Pereira Tiago Joao (16.90m).

A huge day expected for Algeria in terms of medals as all the boxing finals will take place tomorrow, keep tune to DZ Sport for all the latest on the Oran 2022 Mediterranean Games.


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