Algeria: 33 athletes already qualified for London2012


Thirty-three Algerian from 11 disciplines have already qualified for the London 2012 Sumer Olympics to start July 27 and the list could be further enlarged in the following weeks as many athletes are still chasing the qualifying standards.

London 2012 Summer Olympics start July 27 and the list can be further enlarged because the qualification rounds have not ended.

List of qualified athletes:

Athletics: Souad Aït-Salem Mahour-Bacha and Tayeb Fillali (Marathon).

Rowing: Rouba Amina (Skiff),

Boxing: Mohamed Flissi (49kg), Samir Brahimi (52kg), Mohamed-Amine Ouadahi (57kg), Abdelkader Chadi (60kg), Ilyas Abbadi (69kg), Abdelmalek Rahou (75kg), Chouaïb Bouloudinat (91kg) and Abdelhafid Benchebla (81kg).

Cycling: Azzedine Laâgab

Judo: Soraya Haddad (52kg) and Sonia Asselah (78kg).

Taekwondo: Lyamine Mokdad (54kg),

Weight lifting: Walid Bidani (105kg),

Wrestling: Tarek-Aziz Banaïssa (55kg) and Mohamed Serrir (66kg),

Pistol Shooting: Amine Adjabi( qualified through wildcard)

Fencing: Léa Moutoussami and Anissa Khelfaoui

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