Zid Abou Hamed

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Zid Abou Hamed
Personal information
Born 22 April 1970

Zid Abou Hamed (Arabic: زيد أبو حامد; born 22 April 1970) is an Australian-Syrian former track and field athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles.

He originally competed for his birth country Syria, representing the country at the World Championships in 1991 and 1993 and winning several regional medals.

He then changed nationality to Australia, was ineligible for the 1996 Summer Olympics[1] but started at the World Championships in 1997 and 1999 World Championships. In February 1999 in Sydney he achieved a career best time of 48.87 seconds.

When he was not selected for the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he appealed to the Australian Olympic Committee but lost.[2] As a result, he competed for Syria instead.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Syria
1991 Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 6th 400 m hrd 51.07
Asian Championships Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 3rd 400 m hrd 51.15
World Championships Tokyo, Japan 33rd (h) 400 m hrd 51.57
1992 Pan Arab Games Latakia, Syria 1st 400 m hrd[3] 49.39
1993 Mediterranean Games Narbonne, France 1st 400 m hrd 49.09
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 23rd (h) 400 m hrd 49.96
Asian Championships Manila, Philippines 1st 400 m hrd 49.10
1997 Pan Arab Games Beirut, Lebanon 3rd 400 m hrd 49.68
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 400 m hrd 49.25
Representing  Australia
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 16th (sf) 400 m hrd 49.12
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 4th 400 m hrd 49.11
World Cup Johannesburg, South Africa 8th 400 m hrd 50.50[4]
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 41st (h) 400 m hrd 50.85
Representing  Syria
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 33rd (h) 400 m hrd 50.74


  1. ^ Australian Olympic Committee[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Olympic Committee finalises Australian team". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 26 August 2000. Retrieved 25 May 2007. 
  3. ^ Pan Arab Games Archived 16 December 2010 at WebCite - GBR Athletics
  4. ^ Representing Oceania