The Moroccan team won the Arab MuayThai Championship, which wrapped up Sunday in Emirati capital Abu Dhabi.
Morocco won four gold, three silver and one bronze medals, followed by the United Arab Emirates with four gold medals, while Egypt placed third with a gold medal, a gold medal and a silver and bronze.
Morocco’s gold medals were won by Belharcha Omaima (minus 54 kg), Anas Lhibaoui (minus 60 kg), Hamza Rachid (minus 63.3 kg), and Soufiane Merzak (minus 75 kg).
Ayoub Khaya (minus 57 kg), Zahdi Abdelali (minus 67 kg) and Abouloufae Ahmed (minus 67 kg) won silver medals, while the bronze went back to Kaoutar Modane (minus 60 kg).
During this event, Morocco was selected as the best team, Moroccan Belharcha Omaima, best athlete and Lahcen Ouassou, best coach.
In a statement, the president of the Royal Moroccan Kick-Boxing Federation, Muay-Thai, Savate and Related Sports, Abdelkrim El Hilali, said he was pleased with the feat, noting that Moroccan athletes have demonstrated a good performance in this championship marked by the presence of 120 participants from 16 countries.
For its part, the national team coach Lahcen Ouassou welcomed this positive result and the efforts made by the Moroccan athletes to win this championship. The medal ceremony took place in the presence of the Moroccan ambassador to Abu Dhabi, Mohamed Ait Ouali.