Hasna Benhassi

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Hasna Benhassi
Hasna Benhassi 2008.jpg
Benhassi at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Born 1 June 1978 (1978-06) (age 39)
Marrakesh, Morocco[1]
Height 166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight 47 kg (104 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 800 m, 1500 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m – 1:56.43 (2004)
1500 m – 4:02.54 (2003)[2]

Hasna Benhassi (Arabic: حسنة بنحسي‎; born 1 June 1978) is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner. She competed at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics and won two medals in the 800 m event, in 2004 and 2008.[1] At the world championships she won a gold medal over 1500 m indoors in 2001 and silver medals over 800 m outdoors in 2005 and 2007.[2] In 2004, she was named Sportsperson of the Year in Morocco after a survey conducted by the Moroccan Radio among 43 press institutions.[3]

Benhassi is married to the fellow Olympic middle-distance runner Mouhssin Chehibi; they have a daughter Farah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hasna Benhassi. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Hasna Benhassi profile at IAAF
  3. ^ Hicham El Guerrouj and Hasna Benhassi named Moroccan Athletes of the Year. iaaf.org (27 December 2004)