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Para-athletics-Tunis Grand Prix: Moroccan athletes took away 21 medals

Written by FDM

Morocco finished 4th in the Tunis Grand Prix for para-athletics, which ended on Wednesday at the Radès athletics stadium (a southern suburb of Tunis), with a total of 21 medals, including 8 gold and 5 silver.

The Kingdom thus ranks 4th in the medal table behind the host country, Tunis with 34 medals (17 gold, 11 silver, and 6 bronze), Algeria 2nd with 20 medals (9 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze), and India 3rd with 25 medals (8 gold, 9 silver, and 8 bronze), while Turkey finished 5th with 13 medals (6 gold, 6 silver, and 1 bronze).

The two new Moroccan gold charms of the third and last day of the competition were won by Ayoub Sandi who won the 100m event (T47) and   Fouzia El Kassioui in the shot put (F33) thanks to a throw of 7.41 m.

Silver also went to Abdelkbir Jaddi in the 100m (T47), Saida Amoudi in the club throw (F33-34), and Zakariae Derhem in the same discipline (F33-34).

Meantime, Houssam El Amrani (100m T47), Anass Sikouk (400m T36), Youssra Karim (shot put F41), Redouane Thabit (javelin throw F40), and Rabia Bouchra (shot put F55), took away the bronze.

In terms of exploits, it should be noted that the Tunis Grand Prix saw Moroccan Hend Frioua achieve a new world record at the Club Throw (club throw) in the F31 category thanks to a throw of 20.49m (old record: 20.45m ).
Faouzia El Kassioui (F33) and Zakariae Derhem (F33), for their part, set new African records in the shot put by throwing 7.41m and 11.45m respectively.

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