Morocco at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Morocco at the Olympic Games

Flag of Morocco
IOC code  MAR
NOC Moroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Website www.marocolympique.org (French)
At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
Competitors 47 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Abdelkader Kada (coach)
Medals
Rank: 64
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Olympic history (summary)
Summer Games
Winter Games

Morocco competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Medalists[edit]

Medal Name Sport Event
 Silver Jaouad Gharib Athletics Men's Marathon
 Bronze Hasna Benhassi Athletics Women's 800m

Archery[edit]

Morocco will send an archer to the Olympics for the first time. Fatine Ouadoudi took the top spot at the 2008 African qualifying tournament, earning the nation its first Olympic archery spot.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Khadija Abbouda Women's individual 539 64  Park S-H (KOR) (1)
L 80–112
Did not advance

Athletics[edit]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Youssef Baba 1500 m 3:42.13 10 Did not advance
Yassine Bensghir 800 m 1:46.88 7 Did not advance
Abderrahime Bouramdane Marathon N/A 2:17:42 26
Mouhssin Chehibi 800 m 1:46.75 5 Did not advance
Mohamed El Hachimi 10000 m N/A DNF
Abdelaziz El Idrissi 5000 m 14:05.30 11 N/A Did not advance
Hamid Ezzine 3000 m steeplechase 8:27.45 6 N/A Did not advance
Abdellah Falil 10000 m N/A 27:53.14 16
Jaouad Gharib Marathon N/A 2:07:16 2nd
Abderrahim Goumri N/A 2:15:00 20
Abdelkader Hachlaf 3000 m steeplechase 8:23.62 3 Q N/A 9:02.06 15
Abdalaati Iguider 1500 m 3:36.48 4 Q 3:37.21 2 Q 3:34.66 5
Amine Laâlou 800 m 1:47.86 1 Q 1:46.74 4 Did not advance
Mourad Marofit 5000 m 14:00.76 8 N/A Did not advance
Mohamed Moustaoui 1500 m 3:34.80 1 Q 3:40.90 9 Did not advance
Anis Selmouni 5000 m 13:43.70 8 N/A Did not advance
Brahim Taleb 3000 m steeplechase 8:23.09 9 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yahya Berrabah Long jump 7.88 17 Did not advance
Tarik Bougtaïb Long jump 7.69 29 Did not advance
Triple jump NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hasna Benhassi 800 m 2:00.51 2 Q 1:58.03 2 Q 1:56.73 3rd
Bouchra Chaâbi 1500 m 4:19.89 11 N/A Did not advance
Siham Hilali 4:05.36 3 Q N/A 4:05.57 10
Btissam Lakhouad 4:14.34 3 Q N/A 4:07.25 12
Asmae Leghzaoui 10000 m N/A DNF
Hanane Ouhaddou 3000 m steeplechase 9:56.41 11 N/A Did not advance
Mariem Alaoui Selsouli 5000 m 15:21.47 11 N/A Did not advance

Boxing[edit]

Morocco qualified ten boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament, missing only the light heavyweight class. Rachidi was the only to qualify at the World Championships.[2] Seven more qualified at the first African qualifying tournament.[3] Bouchtouk and Amanissi qualified at the second continental event.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Redouane Bouchtouk Light flyweight  Carvalho (BRA)
L 7–13
Did not advance
Abdelillah Nhaila Flyweight  Mammadov (AZE)
L 4–19
Did not advance
Hicham Mesbahi Bantamweight  Romero (COL)
W 11–3
 Ikgopoleng (BOT)
L RSC
Did not advance
Mahdi Ouatine Featherweight  Enkhzorig (MGL)
L 1–10
Did not advance
Tahar Tamsamani Lightweight  Valentino (ITA)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Driss Moussaid Light welterweight  Kidd (AUS)
W 23–2
 Iglesias (CUB)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Mehdi Khalsi Welterweight  Mahmudov (UZB)
L 3–11
Did not advance
Said Rachidi Middleweight  Artayev (KAZ)
L 2–8
Did not advance
Mohamed Arjaoui Heavyweight N/A  Pitt (AUS)
W 11–6
 Wilder (USA)
L 10–10+
Did not advance
Mohamed Amanissi Super heavyweight N/A  Zhang Zl (CHN)
L 0–15
Did not advance

Fencing[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Aissam Rami Individual épée  Motyka (POL)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Lahoussine Ali Individual foil N/A  Guyart (FRA)
L 3–15
Did not advance

Judo[edit]

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Younes Ahamdi −60 kg BYE  Paischer (AUT)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance  Fallon (GBR)
L 0000–0011
Did not advance
Rachid Rguig −66 kg BYE  Darbelet (FRA)
L 0000–1002
Did not advance  Mehmedovic (CAN)
L 0000–0201
Did not advance
Safouane Attaf −81 kg BYE  Bashkaev (RUS)
W 1000–0001
 Burton (GBR)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Mohamed El Assri −90 kg N/A  Benikhlef (ALG)
L 0001–0011
Did not advance  Alarza (ESP)
W 0000–0000 YUS
 Aschwanden (SUI)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance

Swimming[edit]

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara El Bekri 100 m breaststroke 1:08.66 19 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:30.09 28 Did not advance

Taekwondo[edit]

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Abdelkader Zrouri Men's +80 kg  Díaz (VEN)
W KO
 Nikolaidis (GRE)
L 4–5
Did not advance  Chilmanov (KAZ)
L WO
Did not advance
Ghizlane Toudali Women's −49 kg  Khoshjamal (IRI)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Mouna Benabderrassoul Women's −67 kg  Okamoto (JPN)
W 2–0
 Épangue (FRA)
L 1–1 SUP
Did not advance

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