Algeria

Number of Athletes: 70
Sports: 13
Medal Prospects: none
Athens Medals: none

Algeria’s Olympic Team is the largest they have ever sent to an Olympic Games. One third of the Algerian team is made up of women.

Algeria won no medals in Athens after taking home medals at Sydney in 2000.

Algeria first participated at an Olympic Games in 1964 but didn’t win its first medal until Los Angeles in 1984.

All of Algeria’s previous medals have come from either Boxing and Athletics.

Algeria has won a total of 12 medals. 4 gold, 1 silver and 7 bronze medals.

Irakli Tsirekidze wins gold in men’s judo 90kg

Irakli Tsirekidze won Georgia’e second gold medal by beating Amar Benikhlef of Algeria with a shido. Amar Benikhlef wins the silver medal.

Hesham Mesbah of Egypt and Sergei Aschwanden of Switzerland both won bronze medals.

10 years ago

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