Morocco’s European Open silver medallist Soumiya Iraoui won the first senior gold of her career in one of the four finals at the African Judo Championships in Tunis.
The 22-year-old African junior champion of 2015 beat Lamiaa Alzenan of Egypt in the women’s under 57kg final at the Palais des Sports d'El Menzah.
Bronzes went to home athletes Nesria Jlassi and Ghofran Khelifi.
Home athlete Meriem Bjaoui successfully defended her under 63kg title with victory over Morocco’s Sofia Belattar.
Algerians Imene Agouar and Amina Belkadi shared bronze.
In the men’s under 66kg, Egypt’s Mohamed Abdelmawgoud earned gold by defeating compatriot Ahmed Abelrahman in the final, with bronzes going to Imad Bassou of Morocco and Algeria’s Houd Zourdani.
Two-time African Championships bronze medallist Fethi Nourine of Algeria took the under 73g gold after beating Egypt’s Mohamed Mohyeldin,
Ahmed El Meziati of Morocco and Acacio Quifoucassa earned bronze.
won the African title for the third time with a fine display at under 81kg, beating Morocco’s Achraf Moutii.
Bronze medals went to Abdelaziz Ben Ammar of Tunisia and Abdelrahman Mohamed of Egypt.