Sofiane Labidi

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Sofiane Labidi (Arabic: سفيان العبيدي‎, born 29 September 1977 in Béja) is a Tunisian sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres. He achieved his personal best time of 45.19 seconds in Seville in June 2004. He represented his country at the 2000 and 2004 Summer Olympic Games.

He missed the 1997 season due to injury, then missed 1998 due to a hepatitis b infection.

He was the coach of the Tunisian national sprint and hurdles team from 2011 to 2013.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 4th (semis) 400 metres 47:24 NJR
1996 Arab Junior Athletics Championships Latakia, Syria 1st 200 m 21:68 NJR
1st 400 m 46:77 NJR / CR
2nd 4×400 m relay
1999 Pan Arab Games Irbid, Jordan 2nd 400 metres
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 3rd 400 m
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 7th (q-finals) 400 metres
2001 Military World Games Beirut, Lebanon 1st 400 metres 45:40 WMR
2001 Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 3rd 400 metres
2001 Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 2nd 400 m
2002 African Championships Radès, Tunisia 2nd 400 m
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 3rd 400 m
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 400 m
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 3rd (heats) 400 metres
2005 Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st 400 m
2007 Pan Arab Games Cairo, Egypt 3rd 4×400 m relay
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia DNF (semis) 400 metres

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