Fencing: Remaing African Quotas Decided At Zonal Tournament

The final quotas for fencing in Africa have been decided at the 2016 African Olympic Zonal Tournament. The winner from each event qualified themselves to the Olympics. The African Olympic Zonal Tournament was held in Algiers, Algeria on April 14th 2016.

The only nation to have won multiple quotas was Egypt where Ayman Fayez defeated South Africa’s Kalman Kozma 15-9 in the men’s epee and Nada Hafez defeated Algeria’s Sarah Atrouz 15-8 in the women’s sabre. Overall Egypt will have athletes competing in five out of the six individual events.

In the women’s foil it was Morocco’s Youssra Zakarani whom won the quota, defeating South Africa’s Giselle Vicatos 15-10. Algeria’s Victor Sintes qualified in the men’s foil, defeating Senegal’s Babacar Kadam 15-4. The men’s sabre quota went to Tunisia’s Fares Ferjani whom defeated Morocco’s Sabir Sufyann 15-6 in the final. Overall Tunisia will have athletes competing in five out of the six individual events.

The women’s epee went to South Africa’s Juliana Barrett whom defeated Cote d’Ivoire’s Gbhai Sakoa 15-11. However, South Africa has a policy of not accepting continental quotas meaning Sakoa will quite likely qualify to the Olympics.

This was the final opportunity for African athletes to qualify in fencing. The remaining continents will have their zonal tournament over the coming days.

 

Quotas by Nations

  • Egypt – 2
  • Algeria – 1
  • Morocco – 1
  • South Africa – 1
  • Tunisia – 1

 

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