Inès Laklalech’s Olympic dream

From left to right, Me Mustapha Zine, Deputy President of the FRMG, Inès Laklalech, Moroccan professional golfer, and Jalil Benazzouz, President of the FRMG Sports Commission. Ph. Saouri

Winner of the Lacoste Ladies Open de France, tournament of the Ladies European Tour (LET), Inès Laklalech signs the greatest feat of Moroccan golf on the international circuit. The 24-year-old player, still full of ambition and determination, aims to go for an Olympic medal. While waiting for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Inès wants to join the LPGA Tour.

The Olympic dream is the ultimate goal to which every top athlete aspires. Inès Laklalech is no exception to the rule. Thursday, the player of the Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia assured, during the press conference organized at the headquarters of the FRMG, that she caressed the Olympic dream. A dream that grew after his coronation at the French Open: “I have always seen and reviewed the videos of Moroccan champions who participated in the Olympics, like Saïd Aouita, Naoual El Moutawakkel, Hicham El Guerrouj and , recently, Soufiane El Bakkali. The Olympics are, unquestionably, the most prestigious sporting event in the world”, she first underlined. She then added: “My dream is to follow in the footsteps of Moroccan golfer Maha Haddioui, who took part in the Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo Olympics, to represent Moroccan golf at the Paris 2024 Olympics”. And in a message sent to young practitioners, Inès Laklalech assures us that with determination, everything is possible: “With determination, nothing is impossible. You just have to be serious and believe in your abilities,” she said, thanking her family and the FRMG for their support.

A prosperous year for Moroccan women’s golf
The victory of the player of Royal Golf Anfa Mohammedia, who entered through the front door in the history of Moroccan golf, is the culmination of a prolific season for women’s sport and Moroccan golf. Three players: Inès Laklalech, Maha Haddioui and Lina Belmati play on the Ladies European Tour (LET). This is in addition to the participation of the young amateur player Malak Bouraeda in a Grand Slam tournament (US Women’s Open) and the victory of Intissar Rich (amateur) at the All Africa Challenge Trophy. These results confirm the new orientations of the Royal Moroccan Golf Federation, instigated by His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, who set up the high level as a strategic priority.

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