Morocco wrapped up the first day of the African Karate Championship, underway until August 20 in Casablanca, at the top of the medals ranking with 12 medals, 6 gold, 2 silver, and 4 bronze.
Morocco’s gold medals were won by Adam Rchouq (cadet kata), Tijani Lamoum (junior kata), Jihane Bahajjou (-61kg cadet kumite), Mohammed Es-Saidy (-52 kg cadet kumite), Aya Tourabi (+61kg cadet kumite), and the men’s cadet/junior kata team.
Khouloud Nzak snatched the first silver (cadet kata), while Roumayssae Tarkou won the second silver medal (-47kg cadet kumite).
As for the bronze medals, they went to Marouane El Makhloufi (-57kg cadet kumite), Ilyasse Khouy (+70kg cadet kumite), Douaa El Machouat (junior kata), and the women’s cadet/junior kata team.
The 22nd Senior, the 14th Junior, the 6th Cadet, and the 1st Para Karate African Karate Championships are organized by the Royal Moroccan Federation of Karate and Associated Disciplines (FRMKDA) in Casablanca under the auspices of the World Karate Federation (WKF).
The 2023 edition of the African Karate Championship will bring together a record number of more than 1.000 athletes, coaches, technical staff, referees, and committee members from over 27 countries.