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Dakar International Open / Judo: Morocco wins two bronze medals

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Morocco won two bronze medals on Sunday on the second day of the International Judo Open held on November 13 and 14 in Dakar. The national team composed in particular of Sofia Belattar and Aziza Chakir thus finished the competition in third place in the general classification.

On the last day of the International Judo Open organized on November 13 and 14 in Dakar, Morocco took away two medals. Indeed, Sofia Belattar beat Senegalese Diatta Yacine (- 70 kg), and Hamza Al-Abdlaoui won over Congolese O. Gambi (-90 kg).

On Saturday, the national team had won two gold medals and two bronze. The gold was won by Hassan Doukkali (-73kg) who defeated Senegalese Saliou Ndiaye and by Aziza Chakir (-48kg), who took the upper hand over Ivorian Diarrassouba Maïmouna. Lamiae Eddinari (-57kg) and Zakaria Lamaalem (-60kg) had, on the other hand, won bronze, against respectively the Kenyan Mailu Tabitha and the Senegalese Keita.

At the end of this 2nd day, Morocco placed third in the general classification behind Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal. A total of 17 countries, including England and Ireland, took part in the Dakar International Judo Open which took place in the Marius Ndiaye stadium. The Dakar International Judo Open is part of the qualifying competitions for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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