CASABLANCA – Sunday, 19 June 2022 (APS) – Algerian fencing team won three new medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze on the 4th day of the senior African Championships, devoted to team events, held Saturday in Casablanca, Morocco.
The Gold medal was won by women’s saber team, made up of Saoussen Boudiaf, Zahra Kahli, Abik Bounekab and Kaouter Mohamed-Belkbir, after their victory in the finals over Tunisia (45-27).
The silver medal, however, was snatched by the men’s foil team, composed of Salim Heroui, Youcef Madi, Dani Adem Felah, who lost in the finals to Egypt (20-45).
As for the Algerian bronze medal, it was won by the women’s epee team, composed of Meroua Gueham, Yousra Zeboudj, Racha Malek, winner of the finals (3rd place) ahead of Senegal (45-43).
At the end of this fourth day of competition, Algeria totals six medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze).
The first three Algerian medals were won by Zahra Kahli who beat Egyptian fencer Nada Hafez (15-10) in the women’s saber finals, while the two bronze medals were won by Saoussen Boudiaf (women’s saber team) and Youcef Madi (men’s foil team).
The rest of Algerian competitors like Meriem Mebarki (women’s foil team) ranked the 5th, while Raphael Berkani (men’s epee team) ranked the 8th.