47 medals including 12 gold, 13 silver, and 22 bronze, this is the beautiful record of the Moroccan team at the Special Olympics World Summer Games dedicated to people with disabilities. A series of awards won by the Moroccan delegation of 40 athletes competing in 11 disciplines.
During the various challenges, an array of women athletes stood out. After the swimmer Amal Bouazzaoui who won the gold medal at the beginning of the Games or Najlae Haddouch and Fatima Ezzahra Belfass (bronze in table tennis), Khadija Jiouar and Wasima Znibi won the silver medal at badminton, Ghizlane Amaddah and Zineb Minraoui got the bronze one in athletics, respectively long jump and 100m run, or Houda Amine who won the bronze in tennis.
In addition to the competition, “the World Games is a great opportunity for our athletes to travel abroad, to feel independent, and to meet athletes from around the world at a sporting event with messages of unity, courage, and tolerance “, as Mounir Sahnoun, Sports Director of Special Olympics Morocco, explained in a statement.