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Athletics Meeting: Rabat ready to host the world’s best

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10th edition of the International Mohammed VI Athletics Meeting

The city of Rabat welcomes this Sunday the 10th edition of the international meeting Mohammed VI in Rabat, 10th stage of the Diamond League. In total, 45 Olympic medalists will be in the starting blocks. Morocco will be represented by about twenty athletes who will have the opportunity to realize the minima for the World Championships in London.

The Prince Moulay Abdellah Complex, a historic compound for Moroccan athletics, will host this Sunday the 10th edition of the international meeting Mohammed VI. A constellation of Olympic stars will compete for the top places. Moroccan athletes will have a place, but will have to compete against the best. A unique opportunity for them to express themselves at home in communion with their audience. No less than 20 athletes will defend the colors of Morocco during this meeting. They will be led by Abdelaati Iguider, bronze medalist at the London Olympic Games. There will also be the new guard who will try to win the minimums for the World Championships in London.

Asked about Moroccan participation, National Technical Director Ayoub El Mendili stressed that this event was an excellent opportunity for Moroccan athletes to compete against the stars of the discipline and sign new performances for the season. “Of the eighteen Moroccan athletes competing in the rally, only four have already competed in a Diamond League event; It is an opportunity for these athletes to compete alongside the big names in the world athletics, “he said.
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Concerning the process of preparation of Moroccan athletes, Ayoub El Mendili explained that five training centers were at work to help Moroccan athletes to prepare the deadlines to come. “The five regional training centers (CRF) and the International Academy Mohammed VI of Ifrane contribute to the training of young athletes whose result was observed during the last participation in the junior African championships (12 medals) “He said, adding that” nearly 40 cadet athletes have qualified for the Cadet World Championships at the various competitions on the federal calendar. ” Regarding the methodology adopted by the national technical management, Mendili said that the talent management adopted by the current technical staff rests on three pillars, namely identification, development and integration.

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