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Olympic Games-2020 (day three): Algerian boxing continues and fencing leaves Tokyo

Algerian Boxer Younes Nemmouchi scored today, Monday, the best Algerian result, thanks to his qualification to the round of sixteen of the Olympic boxing tournaments in Tokyo, as part of the competitions of the third day, which was marked by the complete exclusion of the Algerian fencing team.

Nemouchi (69-75 kg) qualified for the round of sixteen after defeating his Ugandan rival Simogo Kavuma David 5-0 at the “Kokugikan Arena”, to join his companions Abdelhafid  Ben Chebla (81-91 kg) and Mohamed Houmri (75-81 kg) who have previously qualified.

Nemouchi (27 years old) will face, next Thursday, Filipino Marcial Omer, who is exempted from the first round. While Ben Chebla will fights on Tuesday against Russian Muslim Adzan Magomadov, while Houmri will face on Wednesday, Cuban Lopez Arlan, the 2015 world champion in Doha and the gold medalist of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

In fencing, the mission of the Algerian athletes ended with the elimination of Kawthar Mohamed Belkbir (Seif El Houssam / women) and Salim Haroui (Chich / men) in the 64th table of competitions. Mohamed Belkbir was defeated by Chinse Yang Hangyu by 15 to 1. As for men, Haroui lost to Russian Vladislav Melnikov 15-6.

This elimination came in addition to the elimination of Meriem Mbarki from the 64th table of fencing competitions (singles) by Hungarian Pasztor Flora with a score of 15-8, and Akram Bounabi, who was eliminated from the competition last Saturday in the first round of Seif Al-Houssam (male singles) specialization by Japanese Streets Kaito 15 to 9.

In sailing, Hamza Bouras rose to the 20th place in the provisional general ranking of the RSX specialization, while his compatriot Amina Berrichi ranked 26th, at the conclusion of the second round, which took place today, Monday in Kamakura. The sailing competitions will continue until July 31, as 12 races are scheduled.

Monday was marked by the announcement of Toufik Makhloufi, the three-time Olympic medalist, “not to travel to Japan due to a knee injury.”

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