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Youssef Benibrahim

Athletics
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13

Further personal information

Residence
Casablanca, MAR
Languages
Arabic, French, English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 at the IDMAJ Association of Casablanca in Morocco.

International debut

Year
2008
Competing for
Morocco
Tournament
African Championships
Location
Rabat, MAR

General interest

Hobbies
Travel, music, swimming. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T13 5000m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and claiming gold in the same event at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife, and his mother. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Injuries
Injury meant he pulled out of the T13 5000m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (olympicchannel.com, 14 Nov 2019)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Heat 2 2
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 4
Men's 5000 m T13 Heat 2 2
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 2
2011 IPC Athletics World Championships (Christchurch, New Zealand)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 2011-01-23 3
IPC Athletics World Championships (Lyon, France)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 800 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-22 5
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2013-07-25 2
IPC Athletics 2015 World Championships (Doha, Qatar)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-26 8
Men's 5000 m T13 Final 1 2015-10-29 3
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 1500 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-11 8
Men's 5000 m T13 Final Round 2016-09-15 6
World Para Athletics Championships London 2017 (London, Great Britain)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-16 1
Men's 1500 m T13 Final 1 2017-07-19 6