Hassanine Sebei

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Hassanine Sebei
Personal information
Born (1984-01-21) January 21, 1984 (age 34)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Country  Tunisia
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 20km Race Walk

Hassanine Sebei, Arabic: حسنين السباعي‎, (born 21 January 1984 in Tajerouine) is a Tunisian racewalker who specialises in the 20 kilometres race walk. He was the 2010 African champion and competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics.

He won the silver medal at the 2004 African Championships in Athletics.[1] The following year he took gold medals at the 2005 Islamic Solidarity Games and the Pan Arab Championships,[2][3] as well as bronze medals at both the Jeux de la Francophonie and the African Race Walking Championships.[4][5]

He made his debut in the IAAF World Race Walking Cup the following year and finished 57th overall.[6] He missed out on the medals at the 2006 African Championships in Athletics, taking fourth place in the event. Sebei took part in the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and came in 24th place, the second best African performer.[7] Coached by Hatem Ghoula, he succeeded his tutor to the 20,000 m track walk title at the 2007 Pan Arab Games in November.[8]

At the 2008 African Championships in Athletics in Addis Ababa he came in third place and he represented Tunisia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics later that year, where he was 34th in the 20 km walk.[9] In 2009 he was fourth at the Mediterranean Games, had a top twenty finish at the World Championships and ended the year with a silver medal behind Hervé Davaux at the Jeux de la Francophonie.[10] At the 2010 IAAF World Race Walking Cup he had his best global finish by coming in eleventh place. He won his first continental title at the 2010 African Championships in Athletics, setting a personal best and championship record of 1:20:36. He gave credit to his coach and fellow athlete Hatem Ghoula, saying: "He gives me a lot of advice and helps me a lot. He is an inspiration to me".[11]


  1. ^ African Championships – Day Three. IAAF (2004-07-17). Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  2. ^ Islamic Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  3. ^ Pan Arab Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  4. ^ Francophone Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 20100-12-28.
  5. ^ African Race Walking Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 20100-12-28.
  6. ^ Sebai Hassanine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  7. ^ 2007 World Championships 20 Kilometres Race Walk - M Final Archived 2007-09-13 at the Wayback Machine.. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  8. ^ Powell, David (2007-11-22). Al Khuwaildi snatches last round victory – Pan Arab Games, Day One. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  9. ^ Hassanine Sbai. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  10. ^ Hassanine Sbaï. Tilastopaja Oy. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  11. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2010-08-01). Kenya captures five gold medals as African champs conclude in Nairobi - African champs, day 5. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.

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