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Boxing and athletics hit hit!

Boxing and athletics hit hit!

The sixth day of the JM-2022 Mediterranean Games in Oran (25 June – 6 July), which took place on Friday, allowed Algeria to enrich its medal harvest with six new gold medals, won thanks to boxing and athletics, while the national championship Women’s Handball and Basketball 3×3 teams were eliminated at the end of the second day of the first round.

Eagerly awaited by fans of the noble art, the boxing finals, contested at the Palais des Expositions in New Hay Mdina, attracted large crowds. No less than ten finals in which Algerians and women participated in the program were for this last day of discipline.

Among the four engaged boxers, Iman Khalif (63 kg), Hojaila Khalif (60 kg) and Boualem Al Roumisa (-48 kg), managed to rise to the top of the podium. On the other hand, Ishraq Shayeb (66 kg) won the silver medal.

“It is a victory for all Algerians and for my father who supported me in difficult times. I am very touched. I am very proud to belong to this country that deserves all sacrifices, not forgetting the Oran fans,” Iman Khalif replied to APS after her fight.

Among the men, Yahya Abdali (63 kg) and Yogurta Ait Bagha (69 kg) saved the Algerian men’s boxing participation, winning the gold medal.

On the other hand, the disappointment was great for Muhammad Saeed Hamani (91 kg), Muhammad Al-Hamri (81 kg), Younes Al-Namoushi (75 kg) and Osama Mardjan (57 kg) who failed to conquer the gold, and were content with the silver. Medal.

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In the athletics events, contested at the Miloud Hadfi Olympic complex, Algerian Bilal Afar created the sensation of the day by winning the scarlet medal in the height competition, as he crossed a bar at a height of 2.24 meters, in front of the Syrian Majdeddine Ghazal (2.22 m) and his compatriot Hicham Bouhnoun (2.22 m). .

For his part, Al Mana Abdul-Malik Lahlou won the bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles, and finished the race with a time of 48.87, behind the Turkish Yasmani Escobar, who won the gold medal with a time of 48.27 and the French Ludvi Vilain (48.83).

In judo, Bouammar Mustafa, Yasser and Balerka Mohamed Sofiane (-100 kg and +100 kg) settled on the silver medal. Boumar, lost in the final at the hands of the Spaniard Charzadishvili, while Belraca lost his feathers to the Slovenian Dracic.

In the aquatic center of the Miloud Hadavi Olympic complex, the Algerian swimmers did not shine during the first day of swimming events. Jawad Sioud (50m butterfly) and Abdullah Arjun (100m backstroke) finished last in the finals for each of them.

At the end of the 4x200m freestyle relay (men), Algeria also finished last among the four participating teams.

Amal Malih failed to qualify for the 50m freestyle final, as she finished ninth in the heats, as did her colleague Nasreen Megahed, who finished 14th in 26s 15. 200m breaststroke. The same fate suffered by swimmers Jihan Benchadli and Lilia Midoni in the 200-meter butterfly, and Emine Zitouni and Rania Al-Nafsi (400 meters medley).

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And at the contested sports shooting events at the Hassi Ben Ajaba Shooting Center, the Algerians participating in the qualifiers were eliminated. In the men’s category (10m pistol shooting), Amin Adjabi ranked 13th (563.0 points) while Tayeb Mahali finished 17th (547.0 points). Among the women (10 meters compressed air), Hoda Al Shaabi took the 12th place (622.9 points), while Ensaf Hamdani came in the 18th place (611.6 points).

In team sports, the women’s national handball team was eliminated from the first, after its defeat to Croatia (31-21), marking the second day (GR.A). This is the second setback that National Seven has conceded after it suffered on Thursday against Spain (26-20). Coach Rabeh Gracchi’s players will console themselves by playing the rating match.

The same fate suffered from the women’s national basketball team 3×3, which was eliminated after losing to Portugal (13-15). This is the second defeat for the Algerian basketball players, after the loss against Serbia (7-11), during the first day he played on Thursday, when the boys qualified for the quarter-finals, and they will face, late on Saturday evening, Spain.

Finally, the national showjumping selection ended up with 4th place in the team competition, which was held at the “Etrier Oranais” Equestrian Center. The Algerian riders lost a bronze with a single rod after participating in the play-offs against Turkey.

DZfoot with APS