Athletics at the 2011 Pan Arab Games
|Athletics at the XII Pan Arab Games|
|Host city||Doha, Qatar|
|Date(s)||15 – 20 December|
|Main stadium||Khalifa Stadium|
|Participation||295 (+disabled) athletes from
At the 2011 Pan Arab Games, the athletics events are currently being held at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar from 15–20 December. A total of 45 events are to be contested, comprising 23 men's events and 22 for female athletes. The track and field events took place within the stadium while the half marathon was contested on a specially-designed course around the Aspire Zone. The shorter track events have a two-round format with qualifying heats and a final race, while the long-distance races and throwing events are contested in a straight final format with no qualifying rounds. In addition to the elite level programme, a total of 30 para-athletics events were contested between athletes with a disability on 21 and 22 December, comprising 25 men's events and five women's events.
Morocco topped the medal table, as it had in 2007, taking eleven gold medals and 24 medals in total. Qatar and Saudi Arabia had the next highest number of golds (six), while Egypt had the second largest medal haul, with 22 (five of them gold). Athletes from twelve nations reached the top of the podium while fifteen of the 21 competing nations won a medal in the athletics competition.
Morocco's Malika Akkaoui was the most successful athlete of the competition as she won a 400/800 metres double before winning a third gold in the relay. The women's short sprints were dominated by Dana Hussein Abdul-Razzaq and Gretta Taslakian, who were first and second in both events, and Abdul-Razzaq also won a bronze over 400 m. The men's 100 metres was a photo finish between the host nation's Femi Seun Ogunode and Barakat Al-Harthi of Oman – Al-Harthi was initially declared the winner but this was later revised in favour of Ogunode. Abubaker Ali Kamal completed a novel 5000 metres/steeplechase double for Qatar, but was later disqualified for failed a drugs test at the competition. The men's 1500 metres, won by Hassan Ayanleh, was of a high standard as all three medallists achieved the Olympic "A" qualifying mark and runner-up Hamza Driouch became the third fastest youth runner of all time.
Egypt performed well in the men's and women's throws and Yasser Ibrahim Farag won the shot put and took the discus throw silver medal. Algerian Baya Rahouli was a clear winner in the women's triple jump, taking the ninth Pan Arab Games medal of her career. Egypt's Enas Mansour took silver medals in both the women's horizontal jumps. Asian champion Mutaz Essa Barshim, one of Qatar's foremost athletes, cleared 2.30 m to win the men's high jump. Hassanine Sebei and Chaima Trabelsi of Tunisia both retained their racewalking titles from 2007.
An anonymous poll conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency at the event showed that an estimated 45% of the athletes present at the Arab athletics competition had used a banned substance within the last 12 months.
- For full event details see Athletics at the 2011 Pan Arab Games – Results
- † = Qatar's Abubaker Ali Kamal was the initial winner of the men's 5000 m and steeplechase events, but he was later disqualified as his doping test at the event tested positive for EPO.
|100m T12||Ayoub Chaoui (MAR)||11.56||Ahmed Kadhim (IRQ)||11.58||Mahmoud Khaldi (TUN)||11.69|
|100m T13||Youssef Fahmy (MAR)||11.25||Hussein Kadhim (IRQ)||11.29||Mohammed Fannouna (PLE)||11.63|
|100m T37||Sofiane Hamdi (ALG)||11.90||Mostafa Mohamed (EGY)||11.93||Mohamed Charmi (TUN)||13.00|
|100m T46||Fadhil Al-Dabbagh (IRQ)||11.19||Saeed Alkhaldi (KSA)||11.47||Mohammed Dif (MAR)||11.73|
|100m T53||Mohammed Bani Hashem (UAE)||16.17||Fahad Alganaidl (KSA)||16.32||Ayed Alhababi (UAE)||16.84|
|100m T54||Fethi Zouinhki (TUN)||14.95||Ahmed Aouadi (TUN)||14.95||Jasim Alnaqbi (UAE)||15.45|
|200 T12||Ayoub Chaoui (MAR)||23.25||Mohammed El Qoussi (MAR)||24.23||Abdulmagid Said (LBA)||25.64|
|200 T13||Youssef Fahmy (MAR)||22.69||Hussein Kadhim (IRQ)||22.72||Mohammed Fannouna (PLE)||23.97|
|200m T46||Fadhil Al-Dabbagh (IRQ)||23.11||Mohammed Dif (MAR)||23.78||Bilal Hussein (JOR)||24.15|
|200m T53||Ayed Alhababi (UAE)||29.32||Fahad Alganaidl (KSA)||29.63||Vacant|
|800m T46||Mohamed Fouzai (TUN)||1:59.52||Ahmed Farhat (MAR)||1:59.96||Abdelhadi El Harti (MAR)||2:00.60|
|1500m T37||Madjid Djemai (ALG)||4:28.33||Mohamed Charmi (TUN)||4:28.75||Hafid Aharak (MAR)||4:29.85|
|1500m T54||Ahmed Aouadi (TUN)||3:35.02||Fethi Zouinhki (TUN)||3:35.08||Rashed Aldhaheri (UAE)||3:39.74|
|Long jump F20||Asaad Sharaheli (KSA)||6.75 m||Abdelmalek Souaissa (TUN)||5.84 m||Ala Elfurawi (LBA)||5.81 m|
|Shot put F20||Mohamed Fatnassi (TUN)||13.09 m||Rabia Omran (LBA)||11.36 m||Abdelmalek Souaissa (TUN)||10.92 m|
|Shot put F34||Mohamed Ali Krid (TUN)||10.50 m||Faouzi Rzig (TUN)||10.04 m||Azzedinne Nouiri (MAR)||10.00 m|
|Shot put F42||Salim Al-Juboori (IRQ)||11.87 m||Walid Ahmed (LBA)||11.24 m||Brahim Bouzertini (ALG)||10.70 m|
|Shot put F54/55/56||Khamis Zaqout (PLE)||935 (10.77 m)||Ibrahim Ibrahim (EGY)||680 (9.59 m)||Husam Alkhatib (JOR)||655 (9.40 m)|
|Shot put F57/58||Jamil Elshebli (JOR)||987 (14.06 m)||Redhouane Ait Said (ALG)||890 (14.46 m)||Amer Alabbadi (JOR)||825 (13.61 m)|
|Discus throw F34||Mohamed Ali Krid (TUN)||42.26 m||Faouzi Rzig (TUN)||34.52 m||Mohammad Almehairi (UAE)||31.00 m|
|Discus throw F42||Waild Ahmed (LBA)||38.85 m||Kheireddine Ougour (ALG)||34.01 m||SalimAl-Juboori (IRQ)||32.46 m|
|Discus throw F51/52/53||Mohamed Hassan (EGY)||770 (23.49 m)||Husam Azzam (PLE)||433 (18.60 m)||Mohammed Al Joaidi (QAT)||343 (7.34 m)|
|Discus throw F57/58||Metawa Abo Elkhir (EGY)||926 (53.20 m)||Mahmoud Rajab (LBA)||792 (46.74 m)||Abdelrahman Abuwatfa (PLE)||760 (38.32 m)|
|Javelin throw F54/55/56||Ibrahim Ibrahim (EGY)||885 (33.24 m)||Yaser Elsayed (EGY)||870 (27.23 m)||Khamis Zaqout (PLE)||830 (25.74 m)|
|Javelin throw F57/58||Raed Salem (EGY)||908 (46.05 m)||Mahmoud El Attar (EGY)||805 (41.77 m)||Nasser Al-Sahoti (QAT)||772 (40.52 m)|
|Shot put F32/33/34||Yousra Ben Jemaa (TUN)||935 (7.32 m)||Souheila Hariki (ALG)||915 (7.17 m)||Thuraya Alzaabi (UAE)||749 (6.10 m)|
|Shot put F54/55/56||Fadhila Nafati (TUN)||901 (6.28 m)||Hania Aidi (TUN)||829 (5.89 m)||Sanae Soubane (MAR)||496 (4.54 m)|
|Shot put F57/58||Saifa Djalel (ALG)||966 (10.63 m)||Nadia Medjmedj (ALG)||927 (9.78 m)||Nassima Saifi (ALG)||885 (9.61 m)|
|Discus throw F57/58||Nassima Saifi (ALG)||1022 (39.84 m)||Nadia Medjmedj (ALG)||908 (27.70 m)||Silham Alrasheedy (UAE)||823 (25.43 m)|
|Javelin throw F54/55/56||Hania Aidi (TUN)||968 (16.41 m)||Fadhila Nafati (TUN)||761 (12.82 m)||Sanae Soubane (MAR)||443 (9.21 m)|
- Note: The results of the para-athletics competitions did not count towards neither the athletics, nor the overall medal count.
|9||United Arab Emirates||1||2||2||5|
|6||United Arab Emirates||2||0||6||8|
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