Youcef Abdi

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Youcef Abdi (Kabyle: Yusef Ɛabdi) (born 7 December 1977) is an Australian athlete who specializes in the 3000 m steeplechase. He changed his allegiance from Algeria in 2000. Since his retirement from Athletics he has found a new calling and currently plays soccer in the over 35's for Coogee United.

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Algeria
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 34th (h) 800 m 1:54.12
Representing  Australia
2000 Oceania Championships Adelaide, Australia 2nd 1500 m 3:45.45[1]
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd 1500 m 3:37.77
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th (sf) 1500 m 3:40.13
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 11th 3000 m s'chase 9:02.22
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 36th (h) 3000 m s'chase 9:51.33
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th 3000 m s'chase 8:16.36
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 34th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:49.88
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 6th 3000 m s'chase 8:33.20
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 28th (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:38.42
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 23rd (h) 3000 m s'chase 8:29.81


  1. ^ Guest participation