Badr Imdid – Casablanca
It seems that the year 2022 will remain ingrained in the minds of the Moroccan people, as one of the most important sports years in the history of Moroccan sports, at all levels, after the Moroccan champions achieved a number of achievements and titles during this year. , which made this record of gold in the history of Moroccan sports.
Many stars emerged in various team and individual sports, perhaps the most prominent of which was runner Sufian Al-Baqali, who managed to overcome the hurdle of Kenyan runners and crown gold at their expense, after winning the won gold medal in the 3,000 meters hurdles. at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, USA.
Al-Baqali finished the race in 8 minutes and 25.13 seconds, so that Ibn Fez managed to embrace the world gold after previously winning the Olympic gold in the Tokyo Olympics, and after this performance, Al-Baqali was named as the chosen best runner. in Africa for the year 2022.
Like Al-Baqali, Ramzi Boukhiam managed to impose himself as a young champion coming strong in the sport of surfing, having achieved qualification for the World Surfing League for the year 2023, which is one of the largest international championships in this sport, to be the first professional from Morocco, North Africa and the Arab world. , join the ranks of the elite surfers around the world.
Bouchiam, earlier this year, was crowned in the World Championship in “Netanya” in Israel, as part of a competition for surfing champions.
Noun Al-Niswa was a name among the best this year, as Enas Lagalalesh became the first Moroccan, Arab and North African athlete to win the French Open golf championship within the European Tour, after a playoff against England’s Megan MacLaren, who succeeded Celine Bottier. , last year’s title holder. And note her name in the impressive record of the players who have won this tournament, such as Nelly Korda, Christy Kerr and Trish Johnson.
After this performance, the oval champion managed to make a big jump in the “Race to the Costa del Sol” ranking (the official ranking of the European Women’s League), as it occupied the 14th position, thus becoming the third best young became player of the season. .
In the same sport, the Moroccan national team was crowned for the first time in its history with the title of the African Junior and Junior Golf Championship in El Gouna, Egypt, where the team consisting of Mahdi Al-Fakouri, Adam Bresno, Nizar Bourhim and Sofiane Dahman managed to outperform the South African team.
Morocco’s men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams
In the same context of university sports, the Moroccan men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams managed to qualify for the World Championships in Mexico after winning the continental title. in the city of Agadir.
For women, the national team (B), consisting of the duo Zeroual / Derghal, after its victory over the Moroccan team (A), consisting of Mahassen / Yaki, was crowned with the continental championship title with two rounds for nothing (21) -21/ 19-14), to win this duo. They won the cup and the gold medal for the first time in their sports career after the last international tournament in Cameroon.
While the national men’s team was crowned with the title thanks to the duo, Mohamed Abesha / Zuhair Lakrawi, who retained their African title, after defeating Martino / Manoujan of Mozambique in two rounds to nil (21-21/15-19 ).
The national handball team
Similar to golf and beach volleyball, the Moroccan national handball team could qualify for the eighth time for the World Championship finals, which are expected to be held in Sweden and Poland in 2023, after finishing third in the 2022 African Championship in Egypt.
Men’s national football team
Returning to the most popular sport in the world, which is football, the year 2022 will remain the most prominent and best for Moroccans in their history with the round witch, having achieved a set of continental achievements and titles that Morocco among the made most prominent. around the world in this sport, and perhaps the most important achievement that will remain steadfast. In the minds of all Moroccans, Arabs and Africans, it is the Atlas Lions who take fourth place in the world, in the 2022 Qatar World Cup competitions, after a very distinguished journey of the national elite battalion.
With this historic achievement, the Reggae Cubs topped the ranking of African teams for the month of December to finish Morocco in 2022 in 11th place in the world in the FIFA classification.
Moroccan national women’s team
2022 was a football year with distinction, not only at the level of men, but even women had a prominent name in this field, after the Moroccan national women’s team took second place in the Africa Cup of Nations tournament and in the last game at the hands of South Africa 1-2.
And after achieving this feat, the “Atlas Lionesses” for the first time secured their qualification for the World Cup finals, which are expected to take place in the summer of 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.
The Moroccan Under-17 Women’s National Team also participated in the 2022 World Cup in India for the first time, and the Moroccan champions not only participated but also achieved their first victory in the group stage at the expense of the Indian National Team, the host of the tournament.
At the women’s club level, the FAR women’s football team was crowned the CAF Champions League title after defeating defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.
Wydad Athletic Club and Nahdet Berkane
Like the women of the Royal Women’s Army, the men of the national clubs managed to assert their control over all continental titles, starting with the Nahdet Berkane team by crowning the Confederations Cup for the second time in its history after won a penalty shootout against Orlando. Pirates of South Africa.
On the other hand, the Moroccan champions, Wydad Athletic Club, in recent years, by consolidating its supremacy and control over the Egyptian Al-Ahly team, have managed to crown Wydad with the second CAF Champions League title at the expense of the Egyptian club, and the third in the history of the Red Club, after a very distinguished path for the companions of the Moroccan international, Yahya Gebran, in the biggest competition Continental, to Wydad, after this coronation, his second participation in the Club to guarantee the World Cup. , which is scheduled to take place in Morocco during the month of February.
Finally, the name of Walid Regragui will remain the most prominent in the minds of all Moroccans, after his leadership of the Moroccan national team to the quarter-finals of the World Cup, in a unique achievement for national football, in addition to the historic double with Wydad Athletic Club, to achieve the local league championship and the African Champions League, which was entrusted to him. To realize his dream of training the Atlas lions.