KONYA (Turkey)- The Algerian hurdler Amine Bouanani snatched the first Algerian gold medal at the Islamic Solidarity Games 2022, which are being held in Konya (Turkey), winning, Wednesday, the final of the 110m hurdles with a time of (13.21), a new record for Algeria and the Games.
The silver medal was grabbed by the Senegalese athlete François Mendy (13.28), while the bronze medal was won by the Kuwaiti athlete Yaqoub Al-Youha (13.30).
Bouanani (24 years old), improves on this occasion his Algerian record of the specialty (13.37), established during the World Athletics Championships, disputed at the end of July in Eugene (United States), and that of the Games of Islamic Solidarity (13.36).
Top date, Algeria grabbed three medals (1 gold, 2 bronze), after those in bronze won by Abdelmalik Lahoulou in the 400m hurdles and Zouina Bouzebra in the hammer throw competition with a throw of 59.51 m.
As a reminder, Algeria is participating in the Islamic Solidarity Games, which take place from August 9 to 18, with 147 athletes in 12 disciplines.
Nearly 6,000 athletes representing 56 countries are taking part in this edition.
The Islamic Solidarity Games are a multinational sporting event, organized by the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (established on May 6, 1985 in Riyadh), under the aegis of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.