Today, Tuesday in Rabat, the Royal Moroccan Sports Shooting Federation held a reception in honor of the crowned Moroccan champions and participants in the sixteenth session of the African Sports Shooting Championship, which was organized between October 1 and 10 in the Republic of Egypt.
Moroccan Idris Hafari had qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, following his outstanding performance during the African Championship competitions, by occupying first place and winning the gold medal in sports shooting (individual trap category).
During this continental event, shooters Yahya Al-Masfiwi and Marigi Yasmine were able to win the silver medal in the dirt category.
By the way, the Managing Director of the Royal Moroccan Sports Shooting Federation, Abdelazim Al-Hafi, confirmed that the Moroccan champions who participated in the African Championship achieved “important results,” praising Hafari for winning the gold medal in the African Championship and his qualification for the Olympic Games that will be hosted by the French capital, Paris, next summer. .
Al-Hafi added, in a press statement, that shooter Yahya Al-Masfiwi, who won the silver medal in the “individual dirt” category in the same tournament, “is also doing a very important job and has left an imprint on an honorable path in this sport.”
Regarding the “Trap/Women’s” competition, Mr. Al-Hafi considered that the shooter, Yasmine Marigui, who came in second place and won the silver medal, presents a good level and represents an added value to sports shooting.”
On the other hand, Al-Hafi said that the university, under the presidency of His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, is doing tremendous work to advance this sport, noting that “work will focus in the future on the World Cup competitions that will be organized in Rabat next February, for the second time in a row, which “It reflects the attractiveness that Morocco has for sports shooting with world champions.”
He continued that this station, which is of special importance and will witness a strong presence of international practitioners, will constitute a favorable opportunity to prepare well for the champions who will participate in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
It is noteworthy that the sixteenth session of the African Sports Shooting Championship witnessed the participation of about 250 male and female shooters, representing 15 African countries such as Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Libya, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia, and Egypt, the host country.
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