Soufiane El Bakkali

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Soufiane El Bakkali
Soufiane El Bakkali Rio 2016.jpg
El Bakkali at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Moroccan
Born (1996-01-07) 7 January 1996 (age 22)
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 62 kg (137 lb)[1]
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 1500–5000 m, steeplechase
Club FCC Fes[2]
Coached by Karim Tlemcani[2]
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 m – 3:45.36 (2015)
3000 m – 7:49.68 (2016)
3000 mS – 8:04.83 (2017)
5000 m – 13:47.76 (2014)[3]

Soufiane El Bakkali (born 7 January 1996) is a Moroccan male steeplechase runner. He represented his country at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

At age eighteen he placed fourth at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics, then made his senior debut at the 2014 African Championships in Athletics, taking tenth at the 3000 metres steeplechase.[4] He also competed in cross country running and was 18th as a junior at the 2015 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.[5] He gained selection for Morocco at the 2016 Summer Olympics after a personal best of 8:14.41 minutes to take fourth at the Herculis meeting.[6]

At the 2016 Rio Olympics he improved his personal best further to 8:14.35 minutes and placed fourth.[1]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2014 World Junior Championships Eugene, United States 4th 3000 m s'chase 8:34.98
African Championships Marrakesh, Morocco 10th 3000 m s'chase 8:59.66
2015 World Cross Country Championships Guiyang, China 18th Junior race 24:46
7th Junior race 139 pts
2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 3000 m s'chase 8:14.35
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 2nd 3000 m s'chase 8:14.49
2018 Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain 1st 3000 m s'chase 8:20.97


  1. ^ a b c Soufiane El Bakkali. Rio2016. Retrieved on 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b Soufiane Elbakkali.
  3. ^ Soufiane El Bakkali. All-Athletics. Retrieved on 19 August 2016.
  4. ^ 2014 African Championships in Athletics Results. Marrakech2014. Retrieved on 19 August 2016.
  5. ^ Soufiane El Bakkali. IAAF. Retrieved on 19 August 2016.
  6. ^ 3000 Metres Steeplechase men Herculis MONACO Monaco (Stade Louis II), MONACO 15 JUL 2016. IAAF. Retrieved on 19 August 2016.

External links

  • Soufiane El Bakkali profile at IAAF
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