9th Francophonie Games: Morocco Tops Medal Table
Kinshasa, August 7 (TNA) Morocco collected a total of 58 medals at the 9th edition of the Francophonie Games, held from July 28 to August 6 in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo), topping the rankings for the first time in its history.
On the final day of competition at the 9th Francophonie Games on Saturday, Morocco caused a sensation by winning 23 gold, 16 silver and 19 bronze medals. The Kingdom, which had never before won so many medals at the Francophonie Games, set a new record, with 42 medals in athletics, 8 in judo, 5 in road cycling, 2 in wrestling and one in ball juggling. Morocco's last record was set in Côte d'Ivoire (2017), with a total of 42 medals (13 gold, 14 silver and 15 bronze).
What has surprised many is the fact that Morocco has zipped past sporting nations like Romania, France and many other European countries. The recent international sporting successful forays of the nation also found mention in the royal speech delivered by King on July 30 where he spoke of the development of values of Pride, seriousness and Youth.