Olympic bronze medallist Hedaya Malak Wahba progressed to Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Olympic bronze medallist Hedaya Malak Wahba booked her place at Tokyo 2020 by advancing from the African Taekwondo Olympic Qualification tournament in Rabat.

Wahba was one of just five competitors in the women’s under-67 kilograms event, with the top two athletes progressing to Tokyo 2020.

The Egyptian came through her only bout of the competition as a 30-4 winner against Kenya’s Everlyn Oloo to earn a place at her third successive Olympic Games.

Wahba was beaten in the quarter-finals at London 2012, before improving four years later when she reached the women’s under-57kg semi-finals.

She was beaten by Spain’s Eva Calvo, which left her settling for a bronze medal.

Nigeria’s Elizabeth Anyanacho also advanced from the 67kg qualifier as she overcame Gabon’s Urgence Mouega 12-5.

Egypt’s Nour Abdelsalam and Morocco’s Oumaima El Bouchti secured berths in the women’s under-49kg event.

Abdelsalam was a 12-4 winner in her crucial bout with Tunisia’s Chaima Toumi, while El Bouchti eased to a 27-9 win over Senegal’s Ngone Fall.

Gabon’s Anthony Obame will also compete at a third Olympic Games, after advancing from the men’s over-80kg event.

Gabon's Anthony Obame qualified for his third Olympic Games ©Getty Images
Gabon's Anthony Obame qualified for his third Olympic Games ©Getty Images

Obame became Gabon’s first Olympic medallist when he earned silver at London 2012, while he was the country’s flagbearer in the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony.

He came through a close bout 19-17 against Nigeria’s Benjamin Okuomose to seal a place at Tokyo 2020.

Reigning Africa Games champion Seydou Gbane earned the second spot on offer, with the Ivory Coast athlete winning 36-5 against Kenya’s Newton Nambani.

Tunisia’s Khalil Jendoubi and Ethiopia’s Solomon Demse took the two spots on offer in the men’s under-58kg division.

Jendoubi won 21-4 against Moroccan Omar Lakehal, while Demse secured an 18-6 victory over Senegal’s Moustapha Kama.

The qualification event will conclude tomorrow, with places on offer in the final four Olympic weight categories.