Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia Win Junior African Team Titles
Friday, March 29, 2019 - 14:57 By Eric Olanowski
HAMMAMET, Tunisia (March 28) – Three different nations won team titles at the junior African Championships in Hammamet, Tunisia. Algeria captured the freestyle title, Algeria won the Greco-Roman championship, and the host nation of Tunisia grabbed the women’s wrestling team title.
In freestyle, Algeria had 150 points and narrowly edged Egypt who had 145 points. Algeria, who had six finalists and three champions, was able to sneak past Egypt, who had three winners but only five finalists.
Tunisia finished third in freestyle with 139 points.
In Greco-Roman, Egypt’s domination from the cadet tournament carried over to the junior portion of wrestling. They won seven cadet golds and followed that up with five junior titles while also grabbing four silvers.
Tunisia, who had 187 points finished in second place, and Algeria, who had 125 points finished in third.
In women’s wrestling, Tunisia, who closed out the competition with 207 points, grabbed the team title on the backs of seven gold medal performances. Even more impressive, Tunisia more than doubled their closest competition, finishing 107 points ahead of second place Egypt (100 points), and 127 points ahead of Morocco, who ended in third.