Ismail Ahmed Ismail

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Ismail Ahmed Ismail
Personal information
Born (1984-11-01) November 1, 1984 (age 29)
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Country  Sudan
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 metres
Updated on 23 July 2012.

Ismail Ahmed Ismail (born 1 November 1984) is a Sudanese runner, who specializes in the 800 metres. He was born in Khartoum.

Ismail reached the final in that event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he won the silver medal in 800 m. He is the first Sudanese national to win an Olympic medal in history.

He won the gold medal at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.

Ismail is a member of the Fur people of Darfur.[1]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sudan
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 26th (h) 1500 m 4:02.79
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 5th 800 m 1:47.20
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 10th (h) 800 m 1:49.18
2003 World Championships Paris, France 18th (h) 800 m 1:47.21
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 5th 800 m 1:47.29
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 1st 800 m 1:46.92
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 3rd 800 m 1:45.87
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 800 m 1:52.49
Pan Arab Games Algiers, Algeria 2nd 800 m 1:46.24
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 3rd 800 m 1:47.20
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:08.81
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 2nd 800 m 1:46.65
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 800 m 1:45.41
2nd 4 x 400 m relay 3:04.00
Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 800 m 1:44.70
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (sf) 800 m DNF
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 800 m 1:46.90
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 39th (h) 800 m 1:52.33
Pan Arab Games Doha, Qatar 2nd 800 m 1:46.60
2nd 4x400 m relay 3:07.47
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 17th (h) 800 m 1:50.72

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres - 1:43.82 min (2009)
  • 1500 metres - 3:41.97 min (2005)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Abubaker Kaki Khamis
Flagbearer for  Sudan
London 2012
Succeeded by
Incumbent