Hammamet, Tunisia host to 2nd African Beach Games

Tunisia hosted the 2nd African Beach Games from 24 to 30 June in the touristic town of Yasmin, Hammamet.

52 National Olympic Committees were present at the Games.

Rowing Beach Sprint, one of the ABG flagship sports, was included with 5 events, namely CM1x, CW1x, CM2x, CW2x and CMix2x.

15 African NOCs were able to qualify for this edition to which we add Egypt which canceled its participation in all sports just before the start of the Games.

Tunisia defended the African Beach Championship title conquered in October 2022 and now won 5 gold medals obtained by Mohamed Taieb, who was also the silver medallist at the World Beach Sprint Championships in 2022. The other gold medallists were Khadija Krimi in CW1x, Khadija Krimi and Heni Sbeitia in CMix2x, Heni Sbeitia and Fedi Ben Hammouda in CM2x; Sarra Zammali and Aicha Abdelaziz in CW2x.

Crews from Morocco, Algeria, South Africa, Libya, and Nigeria showcased an excellent level of performance and provided a lot of suspense in the races, in particular the Moroccan athletes who fought well to win the second place in the general classification with three silver and one bronze medal.

The level of several teams in Africa has significantly improved since the first African Beach Games in 2019, with multiple nations preparing for the 2026 Dakar Youth Olympic Games where Rowing Beach Sprints is the featured rowing discipline.

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Attached photos. Credit to Fayçal Soula