Host – Cote d’Ivoire became the cynosure of all eyes as the team swept most of the medals at the 7th West African Tournament at the Sports Hall of Treichville, a suburb in Abidjan, capital of Cote d’Ivoire.

To emerge the overall winner, Cote d’Ivoire clinched nine medals made up of three gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

It was Yann Kouadjo, who won the gold medal in the junior boys singles after beating Togo’s Boris Assou 11-4, 11-3, 16 -14), while Kouadjo’s compatriot – Houdji Winner, who settled for bronze medal.

To increase the gold medals won by Cote d’Ivoire, Rebecca Houngué also claimed gold medal in the junior girls’ singles beating compatriot – Priscilla Loes 4-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-7, while Mali’s Sidibé Malabo settled for bronze.

In the boys’ cadet event, Togo beat Cote d’Ivoire to the gold medal after Togo’s Désiré Akakpo overcame Cote d’Ivoire’s Philippe Bri Bly, while another Ivorian, Ibrahim Gueye settled for bronze medal.

In the junior mixed doubles event, Cote d’Ivoire claimed the gold and silver medals while Mali settled for bronze medal.

Cote d’Ivoire finished first with 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze, while Togo came second with 2 medals (1 gold and 1 silver), while Benin finished third with a gold medal, Mali fourth with two bronze medals while Burkina Faso went home without any medal.

For winning gold, 200,000 CFA francs and a trophy, while silver and bronze medals earned 150,000 CFA and 100,000 CFA respectively.

The 7th edition of TOA saw the Chief of Staff of FRCI, General Bakayoko Soumaila being made the honorary president of the Ivorian Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) while presidents of Table Tennis Federation of Benin (Ferdinand Sounou), Burkina Faso (Denis Nanema) and Mali (Abdoulaye Sidibe) were present at the championship.