Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily

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Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (Arabic: هادي صوعان الصميلي‎), born December 30, 1976 in Taif is a Saudi Arabian athlete. He won the first Saudi silver medal in the Olympics in the 400 metres hurdles, clocking a personal best time: 47.53 seconds. He led for 399 metres but at the finishing line US sprinter Angelo Taylor surged forward to take the victory and the gold medal.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Saudi Arabia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 13th (sf) 400 m hurdles 52.37
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 33rd (h) 400 m hurdles 50.54
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 34th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.94
15th (sf) 4x400 m relay 3:07.18
1999 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 22nd (h) 400 m hurdles 49.88
4x400 m relay DQ
Pan Arab Games Amman, Jordan 1st 400 m hurdles
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 400 m hurdles 49.13
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:05.00
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 400 m hurdles 47.53
28th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:09.57
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 400 m hurdles 47.99
17th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:04.22
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd 400 m hurdles 48.94
2002 West Asian Games Kuwait City, Kuwait 1st 400 m hurdles 49.04
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st 400 m hurdles 48.42
1st 4x400 m relay 3:02.47
2003 World Championships Paris, France 16th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.25
4x400 m relay DQ
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 15th (sf) 400 m hurdles 48.98
Pan Arab Games Algiers, Algeria 1st 400 m hurdles 48.77
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.03
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2nd 400 m hurdles 50.78
1st 4x400 m relay 3:04.35
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.09
4x400 m relay DQ
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 400 m hurdles 49.16
4x400 m relay DQ
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 5th 400 m hurdles 50.69