Tahar Tamsamani

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Tahar Tamsamani
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Born September 10, 1980

Tahar Tamsamani (born September 10, 1980) is a Moroccan boxer who participated in three Olympic tournaments. He was born in Marrakech.

Olympic Games performances[edit]

In 2000, when Sydney hosted the Summer Olympics, Tamsamani won the bronze medal in the Men's Featherweight (57 kg) division, after falling in the semi finals to Kazakhstan's Bekzat Sattarkhanov.[1]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics where he also started for his native North African country he was defeated in the first round of the Lightweight (60 kg) division by Uganda's Sam Rukundo.[2] He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 1st AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. In the final of the event he defeated Tunisia's Taoufik Chouba.

At the 2008 Olympic qualifier he lost to Hamza Kramou but won the third place bout and therefore qualified for his third Olympics. In Beijing he lost to Domenico Valentino.[3]

Olympic results[edit]

2000

2004

2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ "America denied only gold". BBC News. 1 October 2000. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  2. ^ "2004 Olympics Results". The Irish Times. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Ukraine's Lomachkeno upsets Russian world champion". CBC News. 11 August 2008. Retrieved 2009-10-14. [dead link]

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