Tuesday , April 20 2021

Expression – The Diary – Salim Rebahi, Fethi Nourine and Houd Zourdani in Gold



Fethi Nourine wins in the final of less than 73 kgFethi Nourine wins in the final of less than 73 kg

A total of 151 judokas participate in this tournament, with 98 men and 53 ladies. They represent a total of 29 countries.

Judo Salim Rebahi (-60 kg) won the first Algerian gold medal in the Dakar Open African tournament, currently taking place in Senegal, beating the Portuguese final Felipe Cruz.
Poured into pool "D", the Algerian was dismissed from the first two rounds.
He made his direct debut in the third and final round, where he easily dominated Malia, Douga Thera, to qualify for the semifinals. Rebahi met the Moroccan Mohamed Jafy, the winner of the group "C", which he started by surpassing before continuing with the Portuguese in the final. For his part, Judge Fethi Nourine offered another gold medal to Algeria, after his victory in the final of less than 73 kg, played Saturday in Senegal against his compatriot Abdelkader Mabrouk, who was therefore satisfied with money.
Finally, Houd Zourdani offered Algeria another gold medal in this tournament, after their 66kg final victory against the Mozambican representative Kevin Loforte.
A total of 22 judokas (12 men and 10 women) represent Algeria in this international tournament.
Among men, in addition to Rebahi and Zourdani, Algeria is represented by: Billel Yagoubi (-60 kg), Ishak Manseri (-60 kg), Mohamed Sofiane Belrekraâ (+100 kg), Anouar Abdelkader Hached (+100 kg) Lyes Bouyacoub (-100 kg), Mustapha Yasser Bouamar (-100 kg), Abderrahmane Benamadi (-90 kg), Youcef Mokhtar Zellat (-81 kg), Abdelkader Mabrouk (-73 kg) and Fethi Nourine (-73 kg). In the women's competition, the Federation of Algeria hired Sonia Asselah (+78 kg), Meroua Mammeri (+78 kg), Karima Kechout (-70 kg), Imène Agouar (-63 kg), Amina Belkadi Naït Ammar (-63 kg), Yamina Halata (-57 kg), Faïza Aïssahine (-52 kg), Meriem Moussa (-52 kg) and Hadjer Mecerem (-48 kg). A total of 151 judokas participate in this tournament, with 98 men and 53 ladies.
They represent a total of 29 countries, including Italy, France, Great Britain, Portugal, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia and the United States of America.


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