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2013 African Championships

This year, the 3 age categories will be organized together in N’Djamena (CHA) from 2nd to 12th of May.

The traditional wrestling will also be scheduled during this event, in order to welcome as many countries as possible from this Continent where the traditional wrestling counts many athletes.

Last year, during the Senior African Championship in Marrakech (MAR), Tunisia let a great impression. Indeed, its team wan the 1st place in Greco-Roman and Female. The Egyptian team made a great performance, and won the 1st place in Freestyle and the 2nd place in Greco-Roman. Cameroun won the 3rd place in Freestyle and the 2nd one in Female Wrestling. Other medals were won by Senegal (2nd place in Freestyle), Morocco (3rd place in Greco-Roman Wrestling) and Nigeria (3rd place in Female Wrestling).

During the Cadets and Junior Championships in Antananarivo (MAD), the following teams got great rankings : South Africa (cadet – 1st place in Freestyle, 2nd place in Female Wrestling, 1st place in Greco-Roman // junior – 3rd place in Greco-Roman), Madagascar (cadet – 1st place in Female Wrestling, 2nd place in Greco-Roman // junior – 3rd place in Freestyle, 1st place in Female Wrestling), Namibia (cadet – 3rd place in Freestyle, 3rd place in Greco-Roman // junior – 2nd place in Greco-Roman) made good performances and showed to everybody that the young wrestlers will ensure the continuity in their countries.

The young Egyptian teams also made great results: 2nd place in freestyle (cadet), 1st places in Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling (junior) and 2nd place in Female Wrestling (junior).

This year, all African countries will be together in Chad for the next edition of the African Championship.

FILA wishes to all participants to best possible competition.

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