Rabat — Morocco's Mohamed Rifai won the gold medal at the Arab Virtual Para-taekwondo Championship (Poomsae) for mentally disabled athletes.
The Moroccan athlete won the medal after taking the leading position in the overall ranking with a total of 7.13 points. He edged out Tunisia's Amine Manaa, second with 6.74 points and Egyptian Mohamed Salaheddine, third with the same score (6.74).
During this sporting event, organized by the Arab taekwondo Union, several Moroccan athletes have stood out including Kaoutar Dafaa, Adil Zhar and Khalid Nassiri who performed well under the leadership of the national coach Aziz Ismaili, said the Royal Moroccan Federation of Taekwondo in a statement.
The tournament brought together more than 50 Taekwondoists (men and women) representing six Arab countries including Morocco, United Arab Emirates (host country), Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.