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France and Tunisia strong at Judo African Open

15 Jan 2017 19:25

   David Finch /
20161015_Glasgow_DF_Samah Hawa Camara

Just like Saturday France was the strongest country on Sunday's African Open. France captured three additional titles, making nine, whilst Tunisia took two gold medals making three in total. Just 49 participants had to fight on Sunday.

The first gold medal of the day was for Julian Kermarrec of France who defeated home player Abdelaziz Ben Ammar in the final U81kg. Last year Kermarrec lost the final in Tunis. Tunisia did win gold, in the category U90kg Oussama Snoussi won his first continental open gold medal aginst last year's winner Mihael Zgank (SLO).
Another African judoka, Baboukar Mane took gold U100kg against Cedric Olivar. Mane is practically French as he started his judo career in France but switched to Senegal in 2015 where he successfully won continental medals. Tunisian heavyweight Faicel Jaballah was the favourite in advance and won his two matches easily to grab the gold medal. Mbagnick had a strong day and took silver.
Sama Hawa Camara took gold this time in Tunis, last year bronze. In this edition she defeated her country woman Christelle Garry in the final who took gold last year. Three French medallists in this category and also in the heavyweight category France won gold. Anne M' Bairo captured gold against Sahar Trabelsi (TUN).

This year 122 participants, last year 274, the difference in the post Olympic year.

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