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Moroccan karatekas hoping to make impact at #Karate1Rabat

2019-04-17

The third stop of the 2019 Karate 1-Premier League will be held in Rabat this weekend. As the race to the Olympic qualification intensifies, the local athletes hope to take the spotlight of the anticipated event. This is the case of Sanae Agalmam. 

National champion and one of Morocco’s most promising karatekas, Sanae Agalmam will lead the representatives of the host country in their quest to the medals in Rabat. The 21-year-old athlete is Morocco’s biggest hopeful in the Female Kata category. 

“The Karate 1-Premier League in Rabat is a perfect opportunity for all of us Moroccan athletes to demonstrate our abilities at the biggest stage. This event gives us the chance to prove ourselves and it will help Moroccan Karate to raise its level,” said Agalmam. 

At 21-years-old, Sanae Agalmam is the current African Championships runner-up. The Moroccan athlete claimed the silver medal at the 2018 UFAK Karate Championships after losing the final against Egypt’s Sarah Sayed. It was the last medal in international competitions for the national title-holder who had taken the bronze medal at the World Cadet, Junior & U21 Championships a year earlier. 

As the relevance of the Karate 1-Premier League increases due to its significance on the Olympic standings, Sanae Agalmam hopes to use the home-ground factor in her favour. The athlete who is placed in 24th position on WKF world ranking will try to improve the bronze medal she won in Rabat in 2016. 

“I am really looking forward to participating at the Karate 1-Premier League in Rabat. It is very important for me to be part of such a big event. It is the ideal opportunity to collect more points and to highlight the rising level of Moroccan Karate,” added the local hopeful. 

Morocco finished the Karate 1-Premier League Rabat last year with three medals and one gold, including the silver medal Sanae Agalmam won with the Female Kata team. This year at the third stop of Karate’s first-class series of international events Morocco present a delegation of 14 karatekas who will try to take the flag of the host country to the top of the podium. 

The Karate 1-Premier League Rabat will take place from April 19 to 21. The final day of action will be streamed LIVE on karateworld.tv       

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