In 2018, the athlete achieved the third best female performance in the history of Morocco’s participation at the IAAF continental cup.
Rabat – Moroccan athlete Rabab Arafi has secured her qualification for the women’s 800 meter final for the World Athletics Championship held in Doha from September 27 to October 8.
Maghreb Arab press (MAP) reported that the athlete qualified in the competition after securing the second position with a time of 2 minutes and 80 seconds.
US athlete Ajee Wilson won the first spot with 2.00 minutes and 31 seconds.
Another Moroccan athlete participating in the championship, Halima Hachlaf, was eliminated at the semifinals after she finished in sixth place.
The final will take place on Monday, September 30.
Arafi sealed her reputation in the athletics world in Morocco with several notable international and national performances.
The athlete managed to achieve the third best female performance in the history of Morocco’s participation in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IIAF) Continental Cup in September 2018.
Arafi arrived third in the 1,500 meter race with a time of 4:17:19,along with Kenya’s Winny Chebet (4:16 :01), allowing Africa to finish at the top of the contest with a total of 14 points.
The 28-year old athlete was the only athlete to win two gold medals at the last Mediterranean Games in June 2018 in Tarragona, Spain.
She won the 1,500 meter and the 800 meter race.