Wednesday, September 10, 2008

President congratulates Algerian Paralympic gold medalists

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Tuesday congratulated two Algerian judokas for winning gold medals at the ongoing Beijing Paralympics.

"I'm so proud of you after learning you've got the gold medals," the Algerian news agency quoted the president as saying.

Mouloud Noura captured the gold of men's -60kg class after overcoming Iranian Saeed Rahmati on Sunday, while Sidali Lamri beat three-time Paralympic champion Satoshi Fujimoto from Japan to win the gold in the men's -66kg division in overtime.

Meanwhile, Algeria's Nadia Medjemedj Tuesday won a bronze medal at women's shot put F57/58 at the Chinese National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest.

Source: Xinhua

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