2008 Arab Junior Athletics Championships

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13th Arab Junior Athletics Championships
Host city Radès, Tunisia
Date(s) 20–23 June
Events 44

The 2008 Arab Junior Athletics Championships was the thirteenth edition of the international athletics competition for under-20 athletes from Arab countries. It took place between 20–23 June in Radès, Tunisia – the second time that the country hosted the tournament. A total of 44 athletics events were contested, 22 for men and 22 for women.[1]

The host nation Tunisia topped the medal table with thirteen gold medals among a haul of 45 medals – over a third of the total on offer. Sudan was comfortably the next most successful nation, having eleven gold medals and a total of twenty, and was followed by Egypt on seven golds and ten medals overall. Syria and Bahrain each took three golds, while Qatar was the only other nation to reach double digits with a total of ten medals. Twelve of the thirteen participating nations reached the medal table, with Palestine being the only nation to miss out. Morocco and Algeria, two of the foremost athletics nations of the region, were absent.

Six athletes won multiple individual medals. Jomaa Fayza Omer of Sudan was the athlete of the tournament, as she won the 400 metres, 100 metres hurdles, and 400 metres hurdles titles, was runner-up in the 200 metres, and won a further silver and a gold in the relays with Sudan. Her team mate Amina Bakhit swept the middle-distance events with an 800 metres/1500 metres/3000 metres triple, and also shared in the relay medals. Another Sudanese, Osman Yahia Omar, claimed an 800/1500 m double on the men's side. There were doubles in both the men's and women's short sprints, with Emirati Omar Juma Al-Salfa and Syria's Ghofrane Mohammad taking doubles. Tunisia's Yousra Belkhir claimed an unusual combination of events in the form of the women's pole vault and triple jump.

Javelin thrower Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed, who broke the championship record in Radès, went on to take a medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics two weeks later.[2] Another Egyptian thrower, hammer runner-up Alaa el-Din el-Ashry, was still a junior by the time of the 2010 World Junior Championships in Athletics and reached the podium there.[3] Three Arab junior athletes were still in the youth category and went on to win a medal at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics: Awad El Karim Makki, Mohamed Ahmed Al Mannai and Hamid Mansoor.[4]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Omar Juma Al-Salfa (UAE) 10.53  Thamer Nasser Al-Thany (QAT) 10.84  Fares Al-Sharahily (KSA) 10.87
200 metres  Omar Juma Al-Salfa (UAE) 21.14  Adel Al-Essiri (KSA) 21.29  Awad El Karim Makki (SUD) 21.62
400 metres  Awad El Karim Makki (SUD) 47.48  Nidhal Abbassi (TUN) 48.93  Jassem Walid Abdallah Elas (KUW) 48.71
800 metres  Osman Yahia Omar (SUD) 1:52.71  Mosab Abdulrahman Belala (QAT) 1:53.16  Mohamed Souissi (TUN) 1:53.71
1500 metres  Osman Yahia Omar (SUD) 3:45.75  Charles Lazbit Koech (QAT) 3:47.59  Hamza Ben Salah (TUN) 3:48.59
5000 metres  Charles Lazbit Koech (QAT) 15:6.98  Bilel El Aloui (TUN) 15:18.08  Ahmed Mohamed Kallel (LBA) 15:21.02
10,000 metres  Majed Saleh Ibrahim (BHR) 30:24.40  Bilel El Aloui (TUN) 32:14.35  Bilel Ferjani (TUN) 32:25.86
110 metres hurdles  Abdulaziz Al-Mandeel (KUW) 13.78 CR  Awned Ushana (SYR) 14.53  Mohamed Yahia Al-Sharahily (KSA) 14.66
400 metres hurdles  Jassem Walid Abdallah Elas (KUW) 52.2  Hamed Ali Al Bishi (KSA) 52.6  Mutawakil Yunes (SUD) 52.7
3000 metres steeplechase  Majed Saleh Ibrahim (BHR) 8:53.93  Hassen Najjar Abdelkarim (JOR) 9:26.24  Marouane Majed (TUN) 9:29.09
4 × 100 m relay  Saudi Arabia (KSA)
Hamed Ali Al Bishi
Fares Al-Sharahily
Mohamed Shunanat
Adel Al-Essiri
41.41  Tunisia (TUN)
M.Amin Ben Abdelaziz
Sami Ayed
Oussama Ben Gouider
Ghassan Fersi
Ala Eddine Ben Hassine
Kais Jerbi
42.39  Oman (OMN)
Ahmed Al Morji
Abdelaziz Al Ayoubi
Nasser Khamis Al Sayabi
Jamel Al Rabhi
Yakoub Al Ayoubi
43.37
4 × 400 m relay  Sudan (SUD)
Nader Abdelrahman
Osman Yahia Omar
Awad El Karim Makki
Mutawakil Yunes
3:15.35  Tunisia (TUN)
Nidhal Abbassi
Sassi Idriss
Tarek Jdey
Marouane Chehibi
Hamza Azzouz
3:20.42  Qatar (QAT)
Jamel Hassi
Aboubaker Al Hadj
Selmane Ahmed Al Manai
Moussab Bellala
3:20.86
10 km walk  Hédi Teraoui (TUN) 42:49.22 CR  Maher Zidane (SYR) 50:43.4 Only two finishers[nb1]
High jump  Karim Samir Lotfy (EGY) 2.19 m CR  Salman Ahmed El Mannaï (QAT) 2.11 m  Osman Abdelmajid Al Rabeh (KUW) 2.06 m
Pole vault  Mohamed Chenouf (TUN) 4.70 m  Duaij Khalifa Al-Sakr (KSA) 4.60 m  Khaled Abahnini (TUN) 4.40 m
Long jump  Alaa Eddine Ben Hassine (TUN) 7.43 m  Mubarak Jassef Al Jasser (KSA) 7.38 m  Mohamed Khalifa Al Amari (LBA) 6.92 m
Triple jump  Sergueï Vladimir (BHR) 15.56 m  Mubarak Jassef Al Jasser (KSA) 15.50 m  Mohamed Khalifa Al Amari (LBA) 14.87 m
Shot put (6 kg)  Mohamed Béchir Ben Rehouma (TUN) 17.22 m  Ahmed Ali Hassen Mohamed (UAE) 16.14 m  Ibrahim Abdallah Al Foudry (KUW) 15.98 m
Discus throw (1.7 kg)  Hamid Mansoor (SYR) 56.77 m  Mohamed Ali Mejri (TUN) 51.08 m  Ibrahim Abdallah Al Foudry (KUW) 50.85 m
Hammer throw (6 kg)  Khalid Shawki Mahmood (EGY) 69.64 m  Alaa el-Din el-Ashry (EGY) 65.53 m  Ada Amer Ahmed Hawafdha (QAT) 57.68 m
Javelin throw (800 g)  Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (EGY) 73.67 m CR  Badr Nasser Ennaqaoui (KUW) 56.80 m  Jaber Jassem El Mohannadi (QAT) 53.33 m
Decathlon  Mohamed Ahmed Al Mannai (QAT) 6619 pts  Saad Fahd Al Bishi (KSA) 6599 pts  Ahmed Ben Abdallah Mekbali (OMN) 5803 pts
  • nb1 There were four starters in the men's 10,000 m walk, but both Jebril Rahmet Khan and Maher Ben Halima were disqualified.

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Ghofrane Mohammad (SYR) 12.04  Saoussen Dallagi (TUN) 12.55  Safa Abdelhamid Ibrahim (SUD) 12.59
200 metres  Ghofrane Mohammad (SYR) 24.39  Jomaa Fayza Omer (SUD) 25.01  Abir Barkaoui (TUN) 25.33
400 metres  Jomaa Fayza Omer (SUD) 56.62  Nouha Baklouti (TUN) 57.39  Safa Abdelhamid Ibrahim (SUD) 58.75
800 metres  Amina Bakhit (SUD) 2:16.22  Ihsen Jibril (SUD) 2:17.06  Haifa Tarchoun (TUN) 2:18.39
1500 metres  Amina Bakhit (SUD) 4:39.30  Ihsen Jibril (SUD) 4:41.12  Safa Jemmali (TUN) 4:42.14
3000 metres  Amina Bakhit (SUD) 9:38.95  Ihsen Jibril (SUD) 9:40.60  Amira Saghraoui (TUN) 9:49.33
5000 metres  Maroua Zaidi (TUN) 17:40.49  Monia Zidi (TUN) 18:37.67  Rasha Ayub (JOR) 19:44.20
100 metres hurdles  Jomaa Fayza Omer (SUD) 14.81  Selma Abdelhamid (TUN) 15.03  Samar Zina (TUN) 15.11
400 metres hurdles  Jomaa Fayza Omer (SUD) 62.13  Nouha Baklouti (TUN) 63.82  Radhia Ayadi (TUN) 64.29
3000 metres steeplechase  Raouia Aissaoui (TUN) 11:00.62  Monia Zidi (TUN) 11:17.06  Olaa Khalifa (JOR) 11:45.78
4 × 100 m relay  Tunisia (TUN)
Aya Lakhal
Saoussen Dallagi
Nour Elhouda Ben Saïd
Hafsia Hmidi
48.66  Sudan (SUD)
Safa Abdelhamid
Alouia Maki
Ihsan Jebril
Jomaa Fayza Omer
53.77  Syria (SYR)
Farah Della
Ourouba Ammou
Rihem Chiha
Ghofrane Mohammad
57.16
4 × 400 m relay  Sudan (SUD)
Safa Abdelhamid
Ihsen Jebril
Amina Bakhit
Jomaa Fayza Omer
3:48.52  Tunisia (TUN)
Nouha Baklouti
Radhia Ayadi
Yousra Belkhir
Abir Barkaoui
3:51.05  Jordan (JOR)
Rania Al Kabali
Olaa Khalifa
Rasha Ayub
Esra Youssef
4:35.56
5000 m race walk  Olfa Hamdi (TUN) 24:33.27 CR  Oruba Al-Ammou (SYR) 25:13.11  Imène Abdallah (TUN) 29:13.70
High jump  Basant Musaad Mohammad (EGY) 1.67 m  Mariem Akrimi (TUN) 1.65 m  Rahma Miled (TUN) 1.61 m
Pole vault  Yousra Belkhir (TUN) 3.20 m  Yasmeene Ali Hassen (EGY) 3.10 m  Amel Smaâli (TUN) 2.90 m
Long jump  Samar Zina (TUN) 5.36 m  Fatma Hassen Al Harbi (BHR) 5.28 m  Marah Della (SYR) 5.24 m
Triple jump  Yousra Belkhir (TUN) 12.34 m  Fatma Ben Hammadi (TUN) 12.21 m  Fatma Hassen Al Harbi (BHR) 11.28 m
Shot put (4 kg)  Oulaa Mohamed Atiya (EGY) 13.44 m  Sihem Marrakchi (TUN) 12.62 m  Asma Khalifa Abu Ali (BHR) 10.06 m
Discus throw (1 kg)  Ilhem Essayed Hassen (EGY) 43.79 m  Khouloud Babay (TUN) 40.17 m  Ibtihel Abboud (LBA) 38.50 m
Javelin throw (600 g)  Sihem Marrakchi (TUN) 41.74 m  Ibtihel Abboud (LBA) 31.39 m  Sheikha Sakr Eddussary (QAT) 25.47 m
Hammer throw (4 kg)  Rana Ahmad Taha (EGY) 53.36 m CR  Ilhem Essayed Hassen (EGY) 42.50 m Only two finishers[nb2]
Heptathlon  Niouar Jerbi (TUN) 4296 pts  Rania Shokri El-Kubaly (JOR) 4136 pts  Rabâa Rezgui (TUN) 3314 pts
  • nb2 A third competitor in the women's hammer throw, Tunisia's Najet Ben Chikha, failed to record a valid mark.

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Tunisia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Tunisia*13171545
2 Sudan115420
3 Egypt73010
4 Syria3328
5 Bahrain3126
6 Qatar24410
7 Kuwait2147
8 United Arab Emirates2103
9 Saudi Arabia1629
10 Jordan0235
11 Libya0145
12 Oman0022
Totals (12 nations)444442130

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pan Arab Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2015-02-22.
  2. ^ Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-05-31.
  3. ^ Alaa El-Din El-Ashry . IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-05-31.
  4. ^ World Youth Championships 2009. World Junior Athletics History (2012-10-27). Retrieved on 2015-05-31.
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