The Moroccan boxer Khadija El Mardi won the silver medal in the heavyweight category (+81) at the World Boxing Championships, which ended Friday in Istanbul, after her defeat against the Turkish Demir Sennur.
Khadija El Mardi has achieved an unprecedented feat by becoming the first Moroccan to reach a final at the world boxing and offering Morocco its first silver medal.
In a very balanced fight, the Moroccan woman managed to win the first round before the Turkish woman came back in the fight by finishing on the score of 4 to 1.
The fight was held in the Başakşehir hall, in the presence of a large number of members of the Moroccan community established in Turkey as well as the Moroccan ambassador in Ankara Mohamed Ali Lazrak and the consul general of the Kingdom in Istanbul, El Mehdi Rami, in addition to a large number of students, associations, influencers and Moroccan tourists.
In a symbolic gesture, on behalf of the Moroccan community in Turkey, the Foundation of Morocco has given a shield to the Moroccan champion, in recognition of her efforts to represent her country in the best way.
In a statement to MAP, the Moroccan champion was pleased with this award, which she dedicated to HM King Mohammed VI and the family of national boxing for the support, support and guidance to achieve such sporting achievements.
She also expressed her pride for this result, being the first Moroccan boxer to qualify for a final of a world championship, while expressing her thanks to members of the Moroccan community for their support and encouragement throughout the various phases of this tournament.
The Moroccan pugilist Khadija El Mardi promised to offer the Moroccans a medal in the next Olympic Games.
In a similar statement, the technical director Fadli Otmane stressed that this tournament is one of the most important of the last twenty years in terms of records and number of participating countries, noting that Khadija El Mardi and the national team have signed a good participation.
He said that the Moroccan champion has honored the national colors and came close to winning the title against a strong opponent who played in front of a room entirely devoted to his cause.