Tahar Tamsamani

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Tahar Tamsamani
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Tamsamani at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Born 10 September 1980 (1980-09-10) (age 36)
Marrakesh, Morocco[1]
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Sport
Sport Boxing
Club FRMB[1]

Tahar Tamsamani (born 10 September 1980) is a retired Moroccan boxer. He competed at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 2000.

In 2000 he won a bronze medal in the featherweight (57 kg) division, after falling in the semifinals to Kazakhstan's Bekzat Sattarkhanov.[2]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics he was defeated in the first bout of the lightweight (60 kg) division by Uganda's Sam Rukundo.[3] He qualified for the Athens Games by winning the gold medal at the 1st AIBA African 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Casablanca, Morocco. In the final of the event he defeated Tunisia's Taoufik Chouba.

At the 2008 Olympic qualifier he lost to Hamza Kramou but won the third-place bout and therefore qualified for his third Olympics. In Beijing he lost to Domenico Valentino in the first bout.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Tahar Tamsamani. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ "America denied only gold". BBC News. 1 October 2000. Retrieved 14 October 2009. 
  3. ^ "2004 Olympics Results". The Irish Times. 16 August 2004. Retrieved 14 October 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ukraine's Lomachkeno upsets Russian world champion". CBC News. 11 August 2008. Archived from the original on 14 May 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2009.