Tunisia wins Cadet African Titles in Freestyle and Women's Wrestling, Egypt Wins in Greco-Roman
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 14:22 By Eric Olanowski
HAMMAMET, Tunisia (March 27) – Tunisia wrapped up the cadet portion of the African Championships with team titles in freestyle and women’s wrestling and had a wrestler reach the podium in all 19 weight classes.
In freestyle, Tunisia won three golds, five silvers, and a bronze medal, finishing the African Championships with 190 points. Their nine medal performance was good enough to finish 39 points ahead of the runner-ups, Algeria, who had a pair of champions and 139 points.
South Africa, who had a trio of champions, rounded out the top-three in freestyle with 107 points.
In women’s wrestling, the host nation inserted nine of ten wrestlers into gold-medal matches and reached the top of the podium in four of those nine title matches. They also had a third-place finisher, bringing their overall women’s wrestling total medal bout to an impressive ten podium finishes.
Tunisia finished the cadet women’s wrestling side of the competition with 215 points. Algeria and Morocco closed out the top-three with 134 and 95 points respectively.
The Greco-Roman team title went to Egypt, who blew through the competition, winning seven of nine gold medals.
Egypt’s seven gold medals helped them collect 175 points and the team title, 39 points ahead of second place Tunisia. Algeria, who had 110 points, rounded out the top-three cadet Greco-Roman teams.