Rachid El Basir

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Rachid El Basir
Medal record
Men’s Athletics
Representing  Morocco
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 1500 metres

Rachid El Basir (born October 4, 1968) is a Moroccan middle distance runner who won the silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics over 1500 metres. This achievement came as a great surprise as an El Basir had not qualified for the final at the World Championships the previous year and was generally considered as an outsider. The final in Barcelona was run at an extremely slow pace, which helped El Basir as he could make good use of his natural speed on the last 200m.


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