Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria at the top of the African Beach Games

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Morocco finished at the top of the medal standings in the 1st edition of the African Beach Games “Sal 2019” with a total of 16 medals including 9 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze.

At the first edition of the African Beach Games, which took place on the island of Sal, Capo Verde, on the 14 – 23 June 2019, they participated 43 African countries. Morocco compete in eight sports out of 11 scheduled and these are beach handball, beach football, beach volleyball, beach tennis, kitesurfing, freestyle football, open water swimming and karate.

The athletes from Morocco demonstrated a great combativity which allowed them to keep the first place of the general classification from the beginning of the competition.Algeria took the 2nd place in the African Beach Games with 5 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 5 bronze medals, a total of 16 medals.

Tunisia was in the 3rd place with 3 gold medals, 3 silver medals and a bronze medal, winning 7 medals in total.

The first five countries

Ranking Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Morocco 9 3 4 16
2 Algeria 5 6 5 14
3 Tunisia 3 3 1 7
4 Capo Verde 3 2 5 10
5 Mauritius 2 2 0 4