Olympic champion Cheick Sallah Cissé was among the winners in Dakar ©Getty Images

Olympic gold medallist Cheick Sallah Cissé was among the fighters to strike gold at the African Taekwondo Championships in Dakar.

The Ivory Coast athlete, who topped the podium at Rio 2016 in the men's under-80 kilograms division, won the under-87kg title in Senegal by beating Ahmad Rawy of Egypt in the final.

Ivory Coast won two more gold medals including 2017 world champion Ruth Gbagbi's women's under-67kg win over Nigeria's Elizabeth Anyanacho.

Aminata Traoré won the women's over-73kg class by beating Sabah Koutbi of Morocco. 

Tunisia enjoyed a strong event, winning four gold medals.

Mohamed Khalil Jendoubi won the men's under-58kg by beating Omar Lakehal of Morocco and Chaima Toumi triumphed in the women's under-53kg after a win over Mennatalla Medhat of Egypt.

Fares Boujemai won the men's under-63kg after beating Ahmed Nassar of Egypt and Firas Katousi was crowned as the men's under-74kg winner after defeating Egyptian Abdelrahman Elsayed.

Egypt's haul of three gold medals included victory for Abdelrahman Wael over Ivorian Francois Kobenan in the men's under-68kg.

Niger's Olympic silver medallist Abdoul Razak Issoufou also topped the podium in Senegal ©Getty Images
Niger's Olympic silver medallist Abdoul Razak Issoufou also topped the podium in Senegal ©Getty Images

Seif Eissa won the men's under-80kg, beating Morocco's Achraf Mahboubi, and Shahd Samy Elhosseiny came out on top in the women's under-46kg after proving too strong for Morocco's Soukaina Sahib.

Morocco picked up a hat-trick of titles with Oumaina El Bouchti taking gold over Ivorian Bouma Ferimata Coulibaly in the women's under-46kg.

Khoulal Merime saw off Koumba Ibo of the Ivory Coast in the women's under-62kg final and Hamza El Hacham won the men's under-54kg against Egypt's Omar Sharaky.

There were two gold medals for Niger, including the men's over-78kg title for Olympic silver medallist and former world champion Abdoul Razak Issoufou.

He beat Ayoub Bassel of Morocco in his final, with Tekiath Ben Yessouf also topping the podium for Niger after her women's under-57kg win over Morocco's Nada Laaraj.

Gabon were the only other nation to win gold, thanks to victory in the women's under-73kg final for Urgence Mouega over Astan Bathily of the Ivory Coast.