Hasna Benhassi

Hasna Benhassi (Arabic: حسنة بنحسي‎; born 1 June 1978) is a retired Moroccan middle-distance runner. She competed at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics and won two medals in the 800 m event, in 2004 and 2008.[1] At the world championships she won a gold medal over 1500 m indoors in 2001 and silver medals over 800 m outdoors in 2005 and 2007.[2] In 2004, she was named Sportsperson of the Year in Morocco after a survey conducted by the Moroccan Radio among 43 press institutions.[3]

Hasna Benhassi
Hasna Benhassi 2008.jpg
Benhassi at the 2008 Olympics
Personal information
Born1 June 1978 (1978-06) (age 43)
Marrakesh, Morocco[1]
Height166 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight47 kg (104 lb)
Event(s)800 m, 1500 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 m – 1:56.43 (2004)
1500 m – 4:02.54 (2003)[2]

Benhassi is married to the fellow Olympic middle-distance runner Mouhssin Chehibi; they have a daughter named Farah.


  1. ^ a b c Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Hasna Benhassi". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Hasna Benhassi at World Athletics
  3. ^ Hicham El Guerrouj and Hasna Benhassi named Moroccan Athletes of the Year. iaaf.org (27 December 2004)

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