31 countries participates at the just concluded African judo Championship held at the Palais des Sports El Menzah Tunis, Tunisia.
The statistics highlight the presence of 215 athletes, including 82 women.
Tunisia placed 1st with 18 medals including 7 gold, 4 silver and 7 bronze while Egypt 2nd garnered 8 medals consisting 4 gold, 2 silver and one bronze and Algeria complete the podium with 19 medals including 2 Gold, 6 Silver and 11 bronze placing 3rd.
The first ten of the 37th African Championship are the Tunisia, Egypt, the Algeria, Cameroon, the Morocco, Guinea-Bissau, South Africa, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Angola.
Cameroon and the Morocco each won two gold medals while Guinea Bissau is also shown with a gold medal.
The Championship was of particular importance for African judokas seeking qualification for the Olympic “Rio 2016” games to the Brazil.
It is worthy to note that a gold medal at the Championship of Africa of Tunis is equivalent to 400 points to the qualifiers at the Olympic Games in 2016.
The qualified for the Brazilian meeting will be known on 1 June next at the end of tournaments of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Mexico.
The host country is granted the highest step of the podium ahead of Egypt (2nd) and Algeria (3rd). Mali finished 27th (out of 31) tied with Botswana, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Guinea-Conakry.
The 22 best in gentlemen and 14 master ranked will be present at the next Olympic Games which hosts Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.