Francophone Games: Morocco Snatches 58 Medals, Tops Medal Ranking

Morocco collected 58 medals at the 9th edition of the Francophone Games held between July 28 and August 6 in Kinshasa, topping the medals ranking for the first time in history.

During this competition, Morocco stole the show by winning 23 gold, 16 silver, and 19 bronze medals.

The Kingdom also set a new record with 42 medals in athletics, 8 in judo, 5 in road cycling, 2 in wrestling, and one in ball juggling. Morocco’s previous record was set in Côte d’Ivoire (2017), with 42 medals (13 gold, 14 silver, and 15 bronze).

The Kingdom’s participation in this edition of the Francophone Games was also highlighted by the fact that the majority of medals, 34 out of 58 (including 18 gold medals), were won by female Moroccan athletes, testifying to the significant place women hold within the field of sports in Morocco.

Morocco, a member of the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), organized the first edition of the Francophone Games in Casablanca in 1989 and ranked third with 21 medals.

The 9th edition of the Francophone Games brings together almost 2.500 young athletes, aged between 18 and 35, representing 88 countries, including Morocco, to participate in several sporting disciplines and cultural activities.

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