Paris 2024 Olympics: Presentation in Rabat of qualified Moroccan athletes

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The Moroccan National Olympic Committee (CNOM) organized a meeting in Rabat on Wednesday to present the Moroccan athletes qualified for the Olympic Games, scheduled from July 26 to August 11 in Paris.

In total, 60 athletes (42 men and 18 women) will defend the national colours at the Paris Olympics, in 19 sporting disciplines.

These are athletics (13 athletes), rowing (1), beach volleyball (2), boxing (3), breaking (2), canoeing (2), cycling (2), fencing (2), football (18), golf (1), judo (3), wrestling (1), swimming (2), skateboarding (1), equestrian sports (2), surfing (1), taekwondo (2), sport shooting (1) and triathlon (1).

On this occasion, the president of the CNOM, Faïçal Laraïchi congratulated the athletes who qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, as well as the technical staff.

He stressed that “qualifying for the Olympic Games has become an achievement in itself, given the strong competition that has become characteristic of the qualifying competitions in the various sports disciplines,” noting that “many records recorded during the qualifiers far exceed those achieved during the Olympic Games and that the Moroccan champions must be proud of their qualification.”

He added that securing a ticket to the Olympics “is the start of a long journey before reaching the podium”, stressing the importance of showing fighting spirit to defend the national colours, which requires in particular good preparation and a strong will.

Mr. Laraïchi reiterated the Moroccan National Olympic Committee’s readiness to provide all its support to these champions, particularly on the moral and psychological levels, and to overcome all the obstacles they face by creating the appropriate conditions to participate in the Olympic Games and achieve the expected objectives.

The CNOM president called on Moroccan athletes to redouble their efforts and give their best to represent the Kingdom in the best possible way and get on the podium, believing that the pressure of winning the gold medal “must be positive” and a source of motivation.

In Paris, Morocco aims to achieve a better participation than in previous Olympic Games and to honour the national colours.

Morocco has won a total of 24 medals in its participation in the Olympic Games since 1960 in Rome, including 7 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze.

Athletics took the lion’s share of these medals, with 20 medals, including 7 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze.

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