Nouria Mérah-Benida

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Nouria Mérah-Benida
Personal information
Born October 19, 1970
Algiers

Nouria Merah-Benida (Arabic: نورية مراح بنيدة‎) (born October 19, 1970 in Algiers) is a former Algerian middle distance runner.

At the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg Merah-Benida won silver medals in both 800 metres and 1500 metres. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney she won a somewhat surprising gold medal ahead of Romanians Violeta Szekely (silver) and Gabriela Szabo (bronze).[1] The same year she won an 800 m silver medal and a 1500 m gold medal at the African Championships.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Algeria
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, Georgia 23rd (h) 800 m 2:02.44
1997 Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 1500 m 4:11.27
World Championships Athens, Greece 11th (sf) 800 m 2:01.08
29th (h) 1500 m 4:12.21
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 10th (sf) 800 m 2:03.10
World Championships Seville, Spain 19th (h) 1500 m 4:08.90
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 800 m 2:00.83
2nd 1500 m 4:18.69
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 2nd 800 m 1:59.73
1st 1500 m 4:16.14
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st 1500 m 4:05.10
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 24th (h) 1500 m 4:15.06
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 3rd 800 m 2:02.18
1st 1500 m 4:23.26

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holmes fades in 1500m". BBC News. September 30, 2000. Retrieved 2007-07-18.