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Kariem Hussein (born 4 January 1989 in Münsterlingen)[4] is a Swiss athlete who specialises in the 400 metres hurdles. His first major success was the gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich. His personal best in the event is 48.45, set at a meeting in Zug in 2015 and again at Weltklasse Zürich in 2017.[5] It is also technically his fastest flat 400m because he has not attempted the distance since 2009 when his PR was 48.58.

Kariem Hussein
Kariem Hussein 2014.jpg
Personal information
NationalitySwiss, Egyptian
Born (1989-01-04) 4 January 1989 (age 30)
Münsterlingen, TG[1]
EducationUniversity of Fribourg
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Sport
Country  Switzerland
SportAthletics
Event(s)400 m hurdles
ClubLC Zürich[2]
Coached byFlavio Zberg (2012-2017)[1][3]
Laurent Meuwly (since 2017)[3]

His father, a former international volleyball player, is Egyptian and his mother is Swiss.[6]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing    Switzerland
2011 European U23 Championships Ostrava, Czech Republic 20th (sf) 400m hurdles 52.55
5th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:15.11
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 19th (sf) 400 m hurdles 50.81
2013 Universiade Kazan, Russia 13th (sf) 400 m hurdles 51.94
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.21
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 1st 400 m hurdles 48.96
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 9th (sf) 400 m hurdles 48.59
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 3rd 400 m hurdles 49.10
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 31st (h) 400 m hurdles 49.80
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 8th 400 m hurdles 50.07

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kariem Hussein - facts Archived 2012-07-30 at the Wayback Machine, London 2012 Official site Archived 2013-02-28 at the UK Government Web Archive. Retrieved on 5 August 2012.
  2. ^ NBC Rio 2016 bio
  3. ^ a b "Kariem Hussein wechselt den Trainer". NZZ (in German). 16 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ Kariem Hussein - facts, Swiss Olympic Official site (German). Retrieved on 5 August 2012.
  5. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/switzerland/kariem-hussein-274786
  6. ^ Hussein hurdles into Swiss athletics history

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