Paralympic dreams became reality for six African taekwondo fighters following a qualification event held on 24 February in Rabat, Morocco. It was the first of five continental qualification tournaments of the year, as the sport gears up for its long-awaited Paralympic debut at Tokyo 2020.
“This time I hope to bring back a Paralympic gold medal,” she asserted. “Why not?”
Morocco had more to celebrate ahead of Tokyo with Soukaina Es-Sabbar taking the women’s up to 49kg category. Egypt’s Salma Ali Abd Al Moneem Hassan found her ticket to Tokyo by topping the up to 58kg.
Three male fighters also realised their Tokyo 2020 dreams.