Algeria Show Up with Golden Gloves

A total of 15 medals were won on day six of the Oran 2022 Mediterranean Gamea, in which 10 came in the boxing finals.

Out of the 10 medals won in the boxing, half were gold, a brilliant show case by Algeria who remain in third place with a total of 37 medals.

Algeria in third place on the Medal Table behind leaders Turkey and Italy.

Fan favourite Imane Khelif did not dissapoint after beating the Italian Assunta Canfora in the Women’s 63kg Final Bout, in what looks like a bright future for the young boxer who is just 22 years of age.

Imane Khelif celebrating her victory against Italian Assunto Canfora.

The next gold medal went to Jugurtha Ait-Bekka in the men’s 69kg Final Bout against Stefan Savkovic of Montenegro.

Followed by Hadjila Khelif beating the Moroccan Chaymae Rhaddi of Morocco in the Women’s 60kg Final.

Roumaysa Boualem put on a great performance against favourite Ayse Cagirir of Turkey in the Women’s 48kg Final Bout.

And the last gold medal of the day in boxing went to the ever emotional Yahia Abdelli who didn’t forget his flag after beating the Italian Gianluigi Malanga in the Men’s 63kg Final.

The next five boxers earned silver medals for their great efforts in reaching the finals despite falling to their opponents.

Leaders Turkey added another gold medal to their collection after Buthan Ciftci beat Oussama Mordjane in a close match up in the final of the Men’s 57kg Bout, as mentioned before earning Algeria the silver medal.

Mohammed Houmri was awarded a silver medal after falling to Serbia’s Vladimir Mironchikov in the Men’s 81kg Final.

It wasn’t to be for Younes Nemouchi in the Men’s 75kg Final Bout after losing to fellow Arabian country Ahmad Ghousoon of Syria.

Italy got one up on Algeria after Moh Said Hamani lost in the Men’s 91kg Final against Aziz Abbes Mouhiidine.

Lastly, another gold for Turkey as Ichrak Chaib was beaten in the Women’s 66kg Final Bout against Busenaz Surmeneli.

That rounds up what has been an exceptional display for Algeria in the boxing eventa at the Mediterranean Games, hopefully will help them to achieve bigger things in the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris.

Another five medals were won on day six, with three medals in the Athletics and two in Judo.

Bilel Afer won the gold medal in the Men’s High Jump Final, beating his personal best with 2.24.

Bilal Afer celebrates after earning the top spot on the podium in the Men’s High Jump Final.

Second place went to Majd Eddin Ghazal of Syria (2.22) and third place came the Algerian Hichem Bouhanoune, making it the second time at these games that two Algerians win in the same event, athletics to be more specific.

Another bronze medal was won today in the athletics. The Men’s 400m Hurdles Final saw Abdelmalik Lahoulou finish with a season best time of 48.87.

Finishing just behind first place the Turk Yasmani Copello Escobar (48.27) and second the Frenchman Ludvy Vaillant (48.83).

Two silver medals were obtained by Algeria in the Judo finals.

Mustapha Yasser Bouamar was the first to be awarded the medal in the Men’s -100 kg Final after losing to the Spaniard Nikoloz Sherazadishvili.

And that was followed by another defeat for Algeria in judo, this one in the final of the Men’s +100 kg as Mohamed-Sofiane Belrekaa was bested by the Slovenian Vito Dragic.

Finally, that completes what has been a special day for Algeria on Day six of the Mediterranean Games, stay tuned for more updates on DZ Sport on the coming days.


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