Jidou El Moctar

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Jidou El Moctar
Personal information
Born (1985-07-08) July 8, 1985 (age 34)
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb)
Country Mauritania
Event(s)100 metres

Jidou El Moctar (born 8 July 1985 in Nouakchott, Mauritania) is a Mauritanian runner who competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 200 m event.[1] He was the flagbearer of Mauritania at the opening ceremony.[2] El Moctar was eliminated in the first round but finished with a personal best time of 22.94 seconds.

He competed in the 100 m event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He finished 6th in his heat during the preliminary round and did not qualify for the first round of the finals.[3] He was the flagbearer for Mauritania during the Parade of Nations.[4]


  1. ^ Profile Archived 2012-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "London 2012 Opening Ceremony - Flag Bearers" (PDF). Olympics. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Rio 2016". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-27.
  4. ^ "The Flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony". 2016-08-16. Retrieved 2016-08-27.