Morocco won four golds and Tunisia three on day two of the African Judo Championships ©African Judo Union

Egypt's Youssry Samy, who had reached the men’s under-60 kilograms final at the 2021 African Judo Championships in Dakar, Senegal by beating four-times champion Fraj Dhouibi of Tunisia, was then beaten to gold by Morocco’s Issam Bassou.

Meanwhile, on a day when Morocco finished with four golds and Tunisia three, Dhouibi suffered another disappointment as he lost his bronze medal match against Morocco’s Younes Saddiki, while the other bronze went to Algeria’s Mohamed Rebahi.

The top seed in the women’s under-48kg class, Morocco's Aziza Chakir suffered similar disappointment to Dhouibi as she lost her bronze medal match having been defeated on the previous day by Tunisia’s Oumaima Bedioui.

Chakir was beaten by Bedioui’s compatriot Rania Harbaoui, while Bedioui went on to win gold in the final against Priscilla Morand of Mauritius.

Chaimae Eddinari of Morocco beat Hadjer Mecerem of Algeria to the other bronze.

Egypt's Ahmed Abelrahman, silver medallist from 2020 in the men's under-66kg, went one better to secure his first African title as he beat Algeria's Wail Ezzine for the gold.

Bronze medals went to Morocco’s Abderrahmane Boushita and Mozambique's Kevin Loforte.

Morocco's Soumiya Iraoui replicated Abdelrahman’s step up as she took gold in the women’s under-52kg class having won silver last year.

Iraoui beat Salimata Fofana of the Ivory Coast in the final, while bronze medals were earned by South Africa's Charne Griesel and Cape Verde's Djamila Silva.

Two-time African Championships gold medallist Ghofran Khelifi of Tunisia took the women's under-57kg title with a win over South Africa's Donne Breytenbach.

The second day of competition at the African Judo Championships in Dakar saw Morocco win four golds and Tunisia three ©Getty Images
The second day of competition at the African Judo Championships in Dakar saw Morocco win four golds and Tunisia three ©Getty Images

Last year's silver medallist Zoulehia Abzetta Dabonne of the Ivory Coast won bronze, as did Yamina Halata of Algeria.

Halata’s compatriot Fethi Nourine took the men’s under-73kg title with a win over Faye Njie of Gambia, with bronzes being claimed by Egypt’s Ali Abdelmouaty and Tunisia’s Hamza Oerghi.

Morocco’s Sarah Harachi won the women’s under-63kg gold, beating Sandrine Billiet of Cape Verde in the final.

Bronze medals went to Tunisia’s Meriem Bjaoui and Algeria’s Amina Belkadi.

Harachi’s compatriot Achraf Moutii won gold in the men’s under-81kg class, beating Tunisia’s Hachem Sellami, with bronzes being claimed by Senegal’s Saliou Ndiaye and Mohamed Abdelaal of Egypt.

Tunisia’s Nihel Landolsi took the women’s gold in the under-70kg category, beating compatriot Mariem Khlifi, with Senegal’s Fatou Kine Badji and Algeria’s Souad Bellakehal earning bronze.

The Championships are due to end on Sunday (May 23).