Algerian karatekas lead way to medals on Day 1 of Mediterranean Games

Algeria registered a successful performance on day 1 of Karate at the Mediterranean Games with four gold medals.

Cylia Ouikene opened the gold medal count for Algeria in Female Kumite -50kg. The current continental champion defeated Reem Salama of Egypt in the final 5-0.

The second gold for Algeria came in Female Kumite -55kg as Louiza Abouriche claimed the title of the category following a 4-1 victory over World and continental champion Ahlam Youssef of Egypt.

The domination of Algeria continued in Female Kumite -61kg. Chaima Midi added the third gold for the powerhouse nation since the current continental bronze medallist beat Tunisia‚Äôs Wafa Mahjoub in the final 3-2.

The golden day for Algeria was completed in Male Kumite -75kgOussama Zaid starred in one of the big upsets of the day after surprising Olympian and World Championships runner-up Abdalla Abdelaziz of Egypt 5-4


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