Egypt swept all the 15 gold medals at stake at the 2016 ITTF African Junior & Cadet Championships held in Algiers.

The seven-day championship featured over 12 countries including host – Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Congo Brazzaville, South Africa, Morocco, Angola, Mauritius, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Morocco and Togo.

In the team events for cadet, junior and U-21, Egypt claimed all the six gold medals while in the singles, the six gold medals were carted home by the Egyptians.

Despite strong opposition from Nigeria in the doubles events, Egypt again claimed the three gold medals to clinch all the 15 gold medals at the tournament.

With its 22-man team winning 15 gold, six silver and five bronze medals, Egypt was adjudged the overall winner of the competition, while Nigeria with six-man team finished second with four silver and six silver medals to beat Tunisia, which has a 20-man team to third place.

Algeria was however upstaged in the top three by Tunisia, which garnered three silver and seven bronze medals.

The host – Algeria had to settle for fourth place with two silver and seven bronze medals. Congo Brazzaville won three bronze medals while Angola and Mauritius has one bronze medal to show for their efforts in Algiers.

In the junior girls’ singles, defending champion, Egypt’s Amira Yousry expressed her happinenss over her ability to retain the title she claimed at the 2015 edition in Mauritius after beating compatriot – Mariam Alhodaby 4-0 in the final.


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