Algeria claim final Olympic spot at African qualifier

31.01.2008

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With only one Olympic vacancy left to allocate on the final day of the 1st AIBA African Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Algiers, Algeria, local hero Newfel Ouatah charged to a 21-6 victory over Mohamed Amanissi (MAR) in the +91kg division on Thursday.

Ouatah's victory brought the number of Algerian Olympic qualifiers to eight and the number of gold medals to four, much to the delight of the strong home country support

A total of 29 boxers booked an Olympic ticket from this opening African qualifying event, which has proved to be an excellent opening leg to the 2nd AIBA African Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which will be held in Windhoek, Namibia from March 22-31.

Finals results:

48kg Jafet Uutoni (NAM) beat Sulemane Bilali  (KEN) RET R4
51kg Walid Cherif (TUN) beat Abdelillah Nhaila (MAR) PTS 19:1
54kg Abdelhalim Ourradi (ALG) beat Mesbahi Hicham (MAR) PTS 6:0
57kg Mahdi Ouatine (MAR) beat Abdelkader Chadi (ALG) WO
60kg Saifeddine Nejmaoui (TUN) beat Hamza Kramou (ALG) PTS 11:4
64kg Driss Moussaid (MAR) beat Hamza Hassini (TUN) PTS 17:8
69kg Hussein Bakr Abdin Hosam (EGY) beat Joseph Mulema (CMR) PTS: 14:3
75kg M. Ab. Mawgo A. El Hikal (EGY) beat Hamed Saraku (GHA) PTS 11:4
81kg Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG) beat Mourad Sahraoui (TUN) WO
91kg Abdelaziz Touilbini (ALG) beat Mohamed Arjaoui (MAR) PTS 18:2
+91kg Newfel Ouatah (ALG) beat Mohamed Amanissi (MAR) PTS 21:6

Olympic Qualifiers

48kg

 

51kg

 

Gold:

Jafet Uutoni (NAM)

Gold:

Walid Cherif (TUN)

Silver:

Sulemane Bilali  (KEN)

Silver:

Abdelillah Nhaila (MAR)

Bronze:

Manyo Plange (GHA)

Bronze:

Molla Getachew (ETH)

 

 

 

 

54kg

 

57kg

 

Gold:

Abdelhalim Ourradi (ALG)

Gold:

Mahdi Ouatine (MAR)

Silver:

Mesbahi Hicham (MAR)

Silver:

Abdelkader Chadi (ALG)

Bronze:

Stephen Ikgopoleng (BOT)

Bronze:

Alaa Shili (TUN)

 

 

 

 

60kg

 

64kg

 

Gold:

Saifeddine Nejmaoui (TUN)

Gold:

Driss Moussaid (MAR)

Silver:

Hamza Kramou (ALG)

Silver:

Hamza Hassini (TUN)

Bronze:

Tahar Tamsamani (MAR)

Bronze:

Hastings Bwalya (ZAM)

 

 

 

 

69kg

 

75kg

 

Gold:

Hussein Bakr Abdin Hosam (EGY)

Gold:

M. Ab. Mawgo A. El Hikal (EGY)

Silver:

Joseph Mulema (CMR)

Silver:

Hamed Saraku (GHA)

Bronze:

Choayeb Oussassi (ALG)

Bronze:

Nabil Kassel (ALG)

 

 

 

 

81kg

 

91kg

 

Gold:

Abdelhafid Benchabla (ALG)

Gold:

Abdelaziz Touilbini (ALG)

Silver:

Mourad Sahraoui (TUN)

Silver:

Mohamed Arjaoui (MAR)

 

 

 

 

+91kg

 

 

 

Gold:

Newfel Ouatah (ALG)

 

 

African Olympic Qualifiers
Total Boxers: 29
Total Countries: 11
Algeria: 8 boxers
Morocco: 6
Tunisia: 5
Egypt: 2
Ghana: 2
Botswana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia: 1 

Meanwhile, the 1st AIBA Asia Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand will contest the semifinals on Friday where 18 Olympic vacancies are on the line.