Saïda El Mehdi

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Saïda El Mehdi (born 21 September 1981) is a Moroccan middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 and 1500 metres.

In 2004, she won an 800 m gold medal and a 1500 m silver medal at the 2004 African Championships in Athletics and she was the 1500 m bronze medallist at the 2004 Pan Arab Games. The following year she won medals in both events at the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie.

She was suspended for two years after she failed a doping test at the Meeting SEAT in Paris in February 2009. Having tested positive for the steroid stanozolol, she was banned from competition until 29 April 2011.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Notes
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 1st 800 m
2nd 1500 m
2005 Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 3rd 800 m
2nd 1500 m
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 4th 1500 m

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Saïda El Mehdi at IAAF