Wrestling: North Africans dominate the Cadet Greco-Roman event at the African championships

Wrestling: North Africans dominate the Cadet Greco-Roman event at the African championships

Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt are conquering Africa at the Cadet Greco-Roman event at the ongoing African Wrestling Championships at the indoor Alfred Diete Spiff Civic Centre, Port Harcourt.

Algeria won three gold coming from Mahmed Yacine (48kg), Ahmed Merikhi (60kg) and Fad Rouabah (80kg); Omrane Cherrad (45kg) with one silver as well as Bassim Sba (71kg) winning one bronze.

Tunisia followed closely carting away three gold medal all from Mehdi Jouini (51kg) who narrowly defeated Egypt’s  Lamjed Maafi (65kg) and Mohamed Landulsi (71kg).

Egypt who started the tournament sending strong signal settled for two gold; Abdalla Shadban (45kg) and Shady Waheeb (90kg) as well as five silver, all from Ahmed Baghdouda (51kg), Omar Gaafar Abduelaziz (55kg), Zeyad Yakout (60kg), Essam Elkhoary (71kg) and Khaled Hassan (80kg).

The host, Nigeria got her only gold medal from Ukoro Peter (55kg), a sliver in the 48kg courtesy Perediegha Ogidi and three bronze  medals from Ikechukwu Robinson (60kg), Damilola Gabriel (51kg) and Yahuze Yahaya (92kg).

Mundell brown in the 92kg gave South Africa a deserved silver medal while  Riehan Botha (45kg), Lu-Shawn Kok (55kg) and Ulrich Fuls 65kg made up the Southern African three bronze medals.

Namibia’s Mervin Mccartley who traveled more than 10 hours this week for his chance to wrestle in his first African Championships won a bronze medal.

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