Hichem Hamdouni

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Hichem Hamdouni
Personal information
Full name Hichem Al-Hamdouni
Nationality  Tunisia
Born (1981-02-02) 2 February 1981 (age 33)
Tunis, Tunisia
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 80 kg (176 lb)
Sport Taekwondo
Event(s) 80 kg

Hichem Al-Hamdouni (also Hichem Hamdouni, Arabic: هشام الحمدوني‎; born February 2, 1981 in Tunis) is a retired Tunisian taekwondo practitioner.[1] Hamdouni qualified for Tunisia in the men's welterweight category (80 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens by claiming the bronze medal and receiving a berth from the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria.[2] Hamdouni outclassed Nigeria's Jacob Obiorah in the opening bout before losing out his next match to Turkey's Bahri Tanrıkulu in a tight decision 4–6. With his opponent advancing further into the final round, Hamdouni offered a second chance for an Olympic medal by aggressively defeating Philippines' Donald Geisler in the first repechage bout that left his opponent with a dislocated ankle and a double tendon injury.[3] Following a straightforward triumph over an injured Filipino taekwondo jin, Hamdouni ended his Olympic campaign in the second repechage round with a default loss of 4–12 against Iran's Yousef Karami.[4]


  1. ^ "Hichem Hamdouni". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "J.A. 2003/Huit nouvelles médailles pour la Tunisie" [All-Africa Games 2003/New medals for Tunisia] (in French). Tunisia Today. 2003. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Tacujan, Lito (30 August 2004). "Hurting Rivero comes out winner despite loss". Philippine Star. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Taekwondo – Men's Welterweight (80kg)". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 12 August 2004. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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