Plenty of medals for Algeria in the past couple of days especially in the Athletics which has seen a total of 13 medals, of which five were gold, so far at the Oran 2022 Mediterranean Games.
We have also witnessed some historical moments for the nation by achieving gold medals in fencing and swimming. Weightlifting also had it’s fair share of success.
One of the stand out performances is Saoussen Dlindah Boudiaf in the Women’s fencing event. The Algerian, despite losing her first match by a very close margin, made it all the way to the final by beating the next six opponents where she faced Italy’s Chiara Mormile. An emotional moment with all the stands supporting the home girl as she went on to grab the gold medal with a final score of 7-15.
A gold was won by Algeria in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley final by Jawad Syoud as he finished in first place alongside Vazaios of Greece with a time of 1:58.83, as they both shared the top prize. Matteazi of Italy took the bronze medal clocking in with a time of 2:00.24
Three medals were won in the Weightlifting events, Maghnia Hammadi earned silver in the Women’s 71kg Snatch and bronze in the 71kg Clean & Jerk. Faris Touairi took bronze in the Men’s 89kg Snatch.
Onto the Athletics, we start of with yesterday’s gold medal won by Bilel Afer in the Men’s High Jump Final, beating his personal best with 2.24. Hichem Bouhanoune took the bronze in the same event.
Yesterday also saw another bronze medal for Algeria in the Men’s 400m Final, after Abdennour Bendjemaa finished in third with a time of 46.06.
We move on to today’s events starting off with the Gold and Silver medals won in the Men’s 800m Final. Djamel Sedjati finished first with a time of 1:44.52 and just behind him was Yassine Hethat in second with 1:44.79, not the first time that two Algerians stand on the podium at this years games.
Amine Bouanani went on to win a silver medal in the Men’s 110m Hurdles Final finishing with a personal best time of 13.38 behind Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus (13.34) and above Spain’s Enrique Llopis Domenech (13.47).
Gold medallist in the triple jump, Yasser Mohamed Triki earned his second medal at the Games. Finishing in third in the Men’s Long Jump Final with a distance of 7.80 a season best for the Algerian.
Finally we end with what has been a spectacular performance from the Men’s 4 x 400m Relay team, as they took gold ahead of Italy and Turkey.
The Algerian team represented by Abdennour Bendjemaa, Mohamed Ali Gouaned, Slimane Moula, Abdelmalik Lahoulou, Anas Es Saddik Hammouni, Miloud Laredj and Mouatez Abderrazek Sikiou finished with a time 3:03.41.