Masoud Azizi

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Masoud Azizi
Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres, Preliminaries heat 4.JPG
Before the start of heat 4 of the 100 m at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Afghan
Born (1985-02-02) February 2, 1985 (age 29)
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)
Sport
Country  Afghanistan
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 100 metres
Updated on 21 July 2012.

Masoud Azizi (born 2 February 1985) is an Afghan athlete.[1] His personal best time in the 100m sprint is 11.11 seconds, achieved in April 2005 in Mecca.

Azizi represented Afghanistan at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, competing in the men's 100m sprint. He finished last in his heat, with a time of 11.66 seconds.[2] In the 2005 Asian Championships, Azizi came 7th in a time 11.38 seconds. He represented his country again at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[3] He competed in the 100 metres and placed 8th in his heat without advancing to the second round. He ran the distance in a time of 11.45 seconds. Azizi also finished 8th in his first-round heat in the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin in 2009 where he ran alongside Dwain Chambers and African record-holder Olusoji Fasuba.[4]

Doping[edit]

In 2013 Azizi failed doping test taken at 2013 World championships. Athlete was suspended for two years.[5]

Personal Bests[edit]

Outdoor[edit]

Distance Time Wind Location / Date
100m 11.11 sec + 0.0 m/s Mecca / 12 April 2005
200m 22.65 sec + 1.9 m/s Dhaka / 6 February 2010

Indoor[edit]

Distance Time Location / Date
60m 7.25 sec Hanoi / 31 October 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Afghan Woman Runs Toward Olympics Despite Jeers, Potential Danger", Associated Press, March 16, 2008
  2. ^ Results of the men's 100m sprint, CNN
  3. ^ "Afghan Athletes Train for Beijing Olympic ", Afghan embassy to the United States, April 29, 2008
  4. ^ Athlete biography: Massoud Azizi at the Wayback Machine (archived June 1, 2009), beijing2008.cn, ret: Aug 25, 2008
  5. ^ IAAF suspensions.