Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships: Walid Ktila bags silver in Men’s 400m T34 Final

Tunis: Paralympic champion Walid Ktila on Sunday won a silver medal clocking 51m 12s, at the Men's 400m T34 Final in Kobe Para Athletics Championships (May 17-25, Japan). Mohammed Nidhal Khelifi for his part, clinched the bronze medal in the Men's 400m T53 Final, clocking 53m 41s. Tunisia's medal tally thus rises to 6 (1 gold, 2 silver, and 3 bronze). Raoua Tlili claimed gold in the shot put F41 category shot put (10.15 meters), while Maroua Ibrahmi secured silver in the F32 category women's club throw (26.60 meters). The two bronze medals went to Ahmed Ben Moslah in the shot put (F37 category) with a throw of 15.34 meters and Somaya Bousaid in the 1500m race (T13) in 4m 34s 74. Tunisia is represented by 16 athletes in the Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships, including Raoua Tlili, Walid Ktila, Rajaa jebali, Rouay Jebabli, Somaya Bousaid, Ahmed Ben Moslah, Yousra Ben Jemaa, Yassine Guenichi, Nourhein Belhaj Salem, Bechir Agoubi, Jihen Azaiez, Amen Allah Tissaoui, Saida Neili, Mohamed Nidhal Khli fi, Samar Ben Koelleb, and Maroua Ibrahmi. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Bundesliga: Zero faults, Edmond Tapsoba and Bayer Leverkusen champion

Ouagadougou: Burkinabè player, Edmond Tapsoba, and Bayer Leverkusen were crowned champions of the German championship on Saturday for the first time in the club's history, in its 120-year history, also holding the record for invincibility. For the last day of the German championship, Xabi Alonso's men consolidated their leadership position by beating Augsburg at home by a score of 2 goals to 1. They are ahead of Stuttgart and Bayern Munich on the podium. Created in 1904, the club won its first title in style. Who would have believed it ? With its 50 flawless matches (41 wins, 9 draws), the club made even more history by consolidating the invincibility record held by Benfica (48 matches) in 1963. International Edmond Tapsoba, who arrived at this club at the end of January 2020 as a defender, also made history by becoming the first Burkinabè player to lift the 'Meisterschale', the German championship trophy. Source: Burkina Information Agency

Gabes: Fifteen pupils in Ghannouch suffer suffocation and fainting by gas emissions from industrial zone

Tunis: Fifteen students at the Ibn Rochd high school in Gannouch (governorate of Gabes) on Saturday suffered suffocation and fainting due to gas emissions that spread into the region from the industrial zone next to their school, a civil protection source told TAP. They were rushed to the Gannouch basic health centre and to the Gabes teaching hospital for treatment. This incident recalls similar cases that occurred previously in Bouchema and Chott Sidi Abdel Salam, which, like the town of Ghannouch, are two regions adjacent to the industrial zone of Gabes, where residents constantly complain about the air pollution caused by the Tunisian Chemical Group (GCT) plants. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Kobe Para Athletics Championships (day-2): Soumaya Boussaid wins bronze in 1500m T13

Tunis: Tunisian Soumaya Boussaid Saturday bagged bronze in women's 1500m T13 (4: 34.74) at day-2 events of Japan's Kobe 2024 Para Athletics World Championships (May 17-25). Tunisia's medal tally rose to 4 (1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze). Sixteen Tunisian para athletes are taking part in this 11th edition. They are Raoua Tlili, Walid Ktila, Raja Jebali, Rouay Jebabli, Soumaya Boussaid, Ahmed Ben Moslah, Yosri Ben Jemaa, Yassine Guennichi, Nourhène Haj Salem, Béchir Akoubi, Jihène Azaiez, Amanallah Tissaoui, Saida Naili, Mohamed Nidhal Khlifi, Samar Ben Kaalab and Maroua Brahmi. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Tunis Open: Tunisian tennis player Aziz Dougaz eliminated in round of 16

Tunis: Tunisian tennis player Aziz Dougaz (world's 227th) was eliminated in the round of 16 of the Tunis Open after his defeat, Wednesday, against French Valentin Royer (world's 230th) in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 5-7. The 18th edition of the $82,000 Tunis Open is be played on clay courts of the Tunis Tennis Club from May 13 to 18. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Handball Elite Championship: Esperance ST and C Africain through to final

Tunis: Esperance de Tunis and Club Africain qualified to the final of Tunisia's Handball Elite Championship after respectively defeating on Wednesday EM Mahdia (37-25) and ES Sahel (37-32). Esperance de Tunis had defeated EM Mahdia (35-30) at the first-leg semi-final game played last weekend, while Club Africain beat Etoile du Sahel 36-27. Meanwhile, the placement game will pit EM Mahdia against ES Sahel. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse

Basketball Africa League (finals): US Monastir to take on Angola’s Petro Atlético on May 25

Tunis: Union Sportive Monastirienne will play Angola's Atlético Petroleos de Luanda next May 25 in their first game as part of the Basketball Africa League 2024 playoffs and finals on May 24- June 1 in Kigali, Rwanda. In the event of a victory, US Monastir will face in the quarter-finals (May 26 and 27) the losers of the game pitting Nigeria's Rivers Hoopers and Senegalese AS Douanes. Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse