Final Results Day 4: African Championships Mixed Team Event
15. Apr 2018
Tunisia clinches 5 gold and 4 silver and the Mixed Team Gold Medal and finishes at the top of the medal standings
The 39th African Judo Championships came to an end today. The competition lasted four days and was intense at the El Menzah Sports Palace in Tunis. This last day was marked by the 1st ever mixed team event, in line with the Tokyo 2020 guidelines, which brought together 7 seven countries including Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Cameroon, Mauritius, Morocco and Ivory Coast.
It was in a packed house that the fighting started this morning, judo lovers made the trip to support their teams. The atmosphere was set in the stands. Mauritius crossed the line with Senegal and lost. Tunisia met Morocco and saw a victory for Tunisia, Cameroon beat Cote d'Ivoire, and Algeria overthrew the Senegalese team.
The fights were linked one more breathtaking than the others with a delirious public.
Things got tough and very emotional when the two big teams, Tunisia and Algeria qualified for the final. There is a merciless struggle between the two nations to win the supreme Mixed Teams title. Finally the host country, Tunisia overcame the battle to finish with the Gold medal at the 39th African Judo Championships 2018.
To recap the 4 day event, 25 countries registered which included 116 men and 65 women in 14 individual categories. Aside from the team fights and individual fights, there were also the katas competition which took place on the sidelines.
Tunisia finishes first in the medal standings by collecting 5 gold and 4 silver, while Morocco wins 4 gold and 3 silver medals and Egypt wins 3 gold and 5 silver from Algeria, had 3 gold and 3 silver and among other countries.
24. Sep 2018