African Mountain Bike Championship: 2 bronze medals for Morocco during the 1st day


Morocco won two bronze medals during the first day of the 16th edition of the African Mountain Bike Championship, Saturday in Bouskoura.

The first medal was won in the U23 women’s event, by Raja Chakir, who occupied third place behind Kenyan Kamindo Wairimu and Rwandan Jazilla Mwamikazi.

The second bronze medal was won by Imane Lemkhayar among the junior girls, placing third behind Namibian Delsia Janse Van Vuuren and South African Jodi Mackinnon.

The 16th edition of the African Mountain Bike Championship is organized by the Royal Moroccan Cycling Federation (FRMC) in partnership with the African Confederation of the discipline, under the sign “Morocco and Africa, a single entity”.

Placed under the high patronage of King Mohammed VI, this African competition sees the participation of the best African mountain bikers from 12 countries, namely Morocco, the organizing country, South Africa, Namibia, the Comoros Islands, the Mauritius Islands, South Sudan, Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Ivory Coast.

Morocco is represented by 10 cyclists in the senior category, 11 in the under-23 category and 11 in the junior category.

During this championship, African athletes compete in the Olympic cross-country (XCO) and short circuit cross-country (XCC) events.

During the previous edition of the African Mountain Bike Championship, organized in South Africa, Morocco won a bronze medal through Raja Chakir in the U23 Olympic cross-country event.

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