ALGIERS – Thursday, 14 July 2022 (APS) – President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Thursday at the Palace of People, in Algiers, a ceremony in honor of the athletes who offered Algeria medals at the Mediterranean Games that took place in Oran from 25 June to 6 July 2022.


The ceremony took place in the presence of Speaker of the Council of the Nation Salah Goudjil, Speaker of the People’s National Assembly Brahim Boughali, Prime Minister Aïmene Benabderrahmane, Chairman of the Constitutional Court Omar Belhadj, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, General Said Chanegriha.

The ceremony was also attended by Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic Mohamed Amine Messaid, Principal Private Secretary at the Presidency of the Republic Abdelaziz Khellaf, advisers to the President of the Republic, members of the government as well as sport officials.

On this occasion, President of the Republic handed certificates of gratitude and a financial reward to medalist athletes.

The ceremony was also marked by the presence of karateka Ayoub Helassa who won the gold medal in the Karate-do event of the 11th World Games of Birmingham (USA) and who offered this distinction to the President of the Republic.

The medalist athletes at the 2022 Mediterranean Games offered President Tebboune a jersey signed by all the athletes and printed “Algeria.”

President Tebboune took a family photo with all the athletes and the State’s top officials.

This ceremony, in honor of the Algerian athletes, is part of the policy of President Tebboune to promote and encourage the development of the national elite’s sport.

Some medalists at the Oran Mediterranean Games 2022 were absent at the ceremony because they were held back by obligations like the athletes currently in Oregon (USA) to take part in the World Athletics Championships.

                The athletes honored are:

Jaouad Syoud (Swimming) Gold, Silver and Bronze

Abdennour Bendjemaa (Athletics) Gold and Bronze

Mohamed Yasser Triki (Athletics) Gold and Bronze

Hadjila Khelif (Boxing) Gold

Roumaïssa Boualem (Boxing) Gold

Jugurtha Ait-Bekka (Boxing) Gold

Yahia Abdelli (Boxing) Gold

Bilal Afer (Athletics) Gold

Mohamed Ali Gouaned (Athletics) Gold

Cylia Ouikane (Karate) Gold

Chaima Midi (Karate) Gold

Driss Messaoud (Judo) Gold

Bachir Sid Azara (Wrestling) Gold

Youssef Sabri Medal (Badminton) Gold

Maghnia Hammadi (Weightlifting) Silver and Bronze

Lamia Aissioui (Rafle-Boules) Silver and Bronze

Younes Nemouchi (Boxing) Silver

Mohamed Houmri (Boxing) Silver

Mohand-Said Hamani (Boxing) Silver

Chaib Ichrak (Boxing) Silver

Hocine Daikhi (Karate) Silver

Mohamed Sofiane Belrekaa (Judo) Silver

Mohamed Yasser Bouamar (Judo) Silver

Ishak Rhayo (Wrestling) Silver

Abdelkrim Oukali (Wrestling) Silver

Abdelnacer Benlaribi (Boxing) Bronze

Chouaib Bouloudinats (Boxing) Bronze

Hadjila Khelif (Boxing) Bronze

Hichem Bouhanoune (Athletics) Bronze

Zouina Bouzebra (Athletics) Bronze

Amina Belkadi (Judo) Bronze

Oussama Sahnoune (Swimming) Bronze

Mohamed Ouaghlissi (Petanque) Bronze

Chahrazed Chibani (Rafle) Bronze