Algerian Lamya Matoub made a historic performance winning the bronze medal at the Karate World Championship on Saturday in Madrid, Spain. This is the first one for the Algerian women's sport in general and Karate-do in particular. Lamya Matoub today became the first Algerian to raise the podium of such a prestigious competition as the World Championships. After two unsuccessful entries in the 2014 and 2016 editions, Matoub's third participation in the world's biggest rally was correct. The member of Sarcelles Karate Club (France) managed to go through the first laps without deceiving, before seeing his quest for half of the precious metals in the quarterfinals. Matoub was defeated by Russian Isaeva Victoria, by arbitration decision. If the dream of reaching the first stage of the podium was, Matoub still had the opportunity to achieve the repetition to get the bronze medal. And it was after a beautiful fight against the Cuban Leon Martinez (2-1) that Matoub was successful where no other Algerian karateka made before.