Tokyo Paralympic Games: first gold medal for Morocco

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Moroccan Abdeslam Hili offered Morocco his first gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games this Thursday, beating the world record in the 400m (T12) in 47 sec 59 / 100th. Hili dominated the American Noah Malone (47 sec 93 / 100th), and the Tunisian Rouay Jebabli (48 sec 01 / 100th). For his part, the second Moroccan entered in this event, Mahdi Afri, came in fourth position (48 sec 93 / 100th).

On the other hand, the Moroccan Mohamed Amguoun won the silver medal in the 400 m (T13) the same day. Amgoun, who holds the world record for the event (46.92), established in London in 2017, finished second in covering the 400 m in 47 sec 70 / 100th, behind the Algerian Skander Djamil Athmani (46 sec 70 / 100th ) and ahead of the Namibian Johannes Nambala who nevertheless achieved his best time of the season (48 sec 76 / 100th).

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