Kariem Hussein (born 4 January 1989 in Münsterlingen) 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. It is also technically his fastest flat 400m because he has not attempted the distance since 2009 when his PR was 48.58.
|Born||4 January 1989|
|Education||University of Fribourg|
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||77 kg (170 lb)|
|Event(s)||400 m hurdles|
|Coached by||Flavio Zberg (2012-2017)|
Laurent Meuwly (since 2017)
|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|
- 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.
- NBC Rio 2016 bio
- "Kariem Hussein wechselt den Trainer". NZZ (in German). 16 October 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
- Kariem Hussein - facts, Swiss Olympic Official site (German). Retrieved on 5 August 2012.
- Hussein hurdles into Swiss athletics history