Rabat - June 10, 2013
Rabat – June 10, 2013
The Moroccan athletes won a total of five medals in the sixth International Mohammed VI Athletics Meet, 8th stage of the IAAF World Challenge circuit, held on Sunday in Rabat, marked by three new records.
In men’s 200 metres, Aziz Ouhadi finished first, clocking 20.59, ahead of Mosito Lehata from Lesotho (20.63) and Belgian Jonathan Borlee (20.64).
The gold medal of men’s 1,500 metres went to Fouad Elkaam, who finished in a time of 3:34.68, beating German Carsten Schlangen (3:35.07) and Kenyan Collins Cheboi (3:35.45).
In men’s 3000 m steeples, Hamid Ezzine finished second behind French Yoann Kowal.
Another silver medal was won by Siham Hilali in women’s 800 mteres behind Russian Ekaterina Poyistogova.
In men’s 5000 metres, Aziz Lahbabi won the bronze medal behind Kenyan Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa and Aweke Ayalew from Bahrain.
The meet was marked by three new records. The first record was achieved in men’s 100m by the French Christophe Lemaitre (9.98), who advanced US Justin Gatlin (10.02) and Kim Collins from Saint Kitts and Nevis (10.10). The Moroccan Aziz Ouhadi finished fourth in this competition (10.19).
The second record of the meet was set in women’s 800m by Russian Ekaterina Poyistogova with 1:59.80.
In women’s 1,500m, the first place went to Kenyan Hellen Onsando Obiri with a time of 4:03.55, a new record for the meet.
The meet brought together about 150 athletes from 43 countries.