Sporting action begun today at the 2018 African Youth Games in Algiers ©Algiers 2018

Abdellah Remouche claimed hosts Algeria's first gold medal of the 2018 African Youth Games after winning the men's under 100-kilograms judo event in Algiers today. 

Remouche beat Nigeria's Daniel Madu in the final at the Hacène Harcha Arena, as reported by the Algeria Press Service.

Judo is one of 30 sports featuring on the programme for the Games, due to take place until July 28.

Athletics, archery, badminton, 3x3 basketball, beach volleyball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, equestrian, football, gymnastics, handball, hockey are among the others.

The programme is completed by karate, rowing, rugby, swimming, sailing, boules, tennis, table tennis, shooting, triathlon, taekwondo, volleyball, wushu and weightlifting.

Six sports will offer Youth Olympic Games qualification, with places at Buenos Aires 2018 up for grabs in athletics, archery, beach volleyball, hockey, rowing and rugby.