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African Olympic Qualification Tournament Wraps Up in Great Success on Jan. 12 in Cairo, Egypt
The WTF African Qualification Tournament for the 2012 London Olympic Games wrapped up in a resounding success on Jan. 12, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt after two days of competition.
A total of nine countries won at least one ticket to the taekwondo competition of the London Olympic Games through the two-day African Qualification Tournament.
Host Egypt clinched four tickets, followed by Morocco with three berths. Nigeria and the Central African Republic each grabbed two berths, while five countries - Gabon, Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Senegal and Tunisia - took one ticket each.
Algeria will participate in the taekwondo competition of the Olympic Games for the first time ever. The Central African Republic was also qualified to participate in the taekwondo competition at the upcoming Olympic Games through the qualification tournament for the first time. The Central African Republic attended the taekwondo competition of the Olympic Games before through the so-called 'wild card' invitation.
A total of 85 athletes from 30 countries competed for the 16 berths for the taekwondo competition at the London Olympic Games. The tournament took place at the Cairo International Stadium.