The Egyptian judo team dominated the 2019 African Games held in Rabat as the team claimed four gold medals and another four varied medals in the men’s categories, The National Online reported.
The event was set to run from August 18 to August 31.
The Egyptian judoists are led by Ramadan Darwish, a prominent judo competitor who snatched the bronze medal at the World Championship in 2009, according to The National Online.
Egyptian Ali Abdelmouati conquered Moroccan Ahmed El Meziati in the 73kg class while Egypt’s Abdelrahman Moahmed defeated Morocco’s Hamza Kadbani in the 81kg class, according to The National Online.
Another Egyptian gold medal was seized by Ali Hazem, who beat Tunisia’s Moahmed Snoussi.
With four gold medals and another four bronzes, Egypt is currently ahead of Morocco, which came in second place upon securing two gold medals out of a total 11 medals and Algeria, which was spotted in the third place, claiming a couple of gold medals out of a total 11 medals as well, Al-Ahram reported.
Tunisia came in fourth with eight medals: two golds, three silvers and another three bronzes.
The judo medal event was the first of its kind to be hosted in Morocco’s Prince Moulay Abdallah Sports Complex.