Open main menu

Morocco at the 2008 Summer Olympics

Morocco competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from August 8 to August 24, 2008.

Morocco at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Flag of Morocco.svg
IOC codeMAR
NOCMoroccan Olympic Committee
Arabic: اللجنة الأولمبية الوطنية المغربية
Websitewww.marocolympique.org (in French)
in Beijing
Competitors47 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Abdelkader Kada (coach)
Medals
Ranked 64th
Gold
0
Silver
1
Bronze
1
Total
2
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

MedalistsEdit

Medal Name Sport Event
  Silver Jaouad Gharib Athletics Men's Marathon
  Bronze Hasna Benhassi Athletics Women's 800m

ArcheryEdit

Morocco will send an archer to the Olympics for the first time. Fatine Ouadoudi took the top spot at the 2008 African qualifying tournament, earning the nation its first Olympic archery spot.[1]

Athlete Event Ranking round Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final / BM
Score Seed Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Khadija Abbouda Women's individual 539 64   Park S-H (KOR) (1)
L 80–112
Did not advance

AthleticsEdit

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round

Men
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Youssef Baba 1500 m 3:42.13 10 Did not advance
Yassine Bensghir 800 m 1:46.88 7 Did not advance
Abderrahime Bouramdane Marathon N/A 2:17:42 26
Mouhssin Chehibi 800 m 1:46.75 5 Did not advance
Mohamed El Hachimi 10000 m N/A DNF
Abdelaziz El Idrissi 5000 m 14:05.30 11 N/A Did not advance
Hamid Ezzine 3000 m steeplechase 8:27.45 6 N/A Did not advance
Abdellah Falil 10000 m N/A 27:53.14 16
Jaouad Gharib Marathon N/A 2:07:16  
Abderrahim Goumri N/A 2:15:00 20
Abdelkader Hachlaf 3000 m steeplechase 8:23.62 3 Q N/A 9:02.06 15
Abdalaati Iguider 1500 m 3:36.48 4 Q 3:37.21 2 Q 3:34.66 5
Amine Laâlou 800 m 1:47.86 1 Q 1:46.74 4 Did not advance
Mourad Marofit 5000 m 14:00.76 8 N/A Did not advance
Mohamed Moustaoui 1500 m 3:34.80 1 Q 3:40.90 9 Did not advance
Anis Selmouni 5000 m 13:43.70 8 N/A Did not advance
Brahim Taleb 3000 m steeplechase 8:23.09 9 N/A Did not advance
Field events
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Distance Position Distance Position
Yahya Berrabah Long jump 7.88 17 Did not advance
Tarik Bougtaïb Long jump 7.69 29 Did not advance
Triple jump NM Did not advance
Women
Track & road events
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Hasna Benhassi 800 m 2:00.51 2 Q 1:58.03 2 Q 1:56.73  
Bouchra Chaâbi 1500 m 4:19.89 11 N/A Did not advance
Siham Hilali 4:05.36 3 Q N/A 4:05.57 10
Btissam Lakhouad 4:14.34 3 Q N/A 4:07.25 12
Asmae Leghzaoui 10000 m N/A DNF
Hanane Ouhaddou 3000 m steeplechase 9:56.41 11 N/A Did not advance
Mariem Alaoui Selsouli 5000 m 15:21.47 11 N/A Did not advance

BoxingEdit

Morocco qualified ten boxers for the Olympic boxing tournament, missing only the light heavyweight class. Rachidi was the only to qualify at the World Championships.[2] Seven more qualified at the first African qualifying tournament.[3] Bouchtouk and Amanissi qualified at the second continental event.[4]

Athlete Event Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Redouane Bouchtouk Light flyweight   Carvalho (BRA)
L 7–13
Did not advance
Abdelillah Nhaila Flyweight   Mammadov (AZE)
L 4–19
Did not advance
Hicham Mesbahi Bantamweight   Romero (COL)
W 11–3
  Ikgopoleng (BOT)
L RSC
Did not advance
Mahdi Ouatine Featherweight   Enkhzorig (MGL)
L 1–10
Did not advance
Tahar Tamsamani Lightweight   Valentino (ITA)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Driss Moussaid Light welterweight   Kidd (AUS)
W 23–2
  Iglesias (CUB)
L 4–15
Did not advance
Mehdi Khalsi Welterweight   Mahmudov (UZB)
L 3–11
Did not advance
Said Rachidi Middleweight   Artayev (KAZ)
L 2–8
Did not advance
Mohamed Arjaoui Heavyweight N/A   Pitt (AUS)
W 11–6
  Wilder (USA)
L 10–10+
Did not advance
Mohamed Amanissi Super heavyweight N/A   Zhang Zl (CHN)
L 0–15
Did not advance

FencingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinal Semifinal Final / BM
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Opposition
Score
Rank
Aissam Rami Individual épée   Motyka (POL)
L 11–15
Did not advance
Lahoussine Ali Individual foil N/A   Guyart (FRA)
L 3–15
Did not advance

JudoEdit

Men
Athlete Event Preliminary Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage 1 Repechage 2 Repechage 3 Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Younes Ahamdi −60 kg Bye   Paischer (AUT)
L 0000–1010
Did not advance   Fallon (GBR)
L 0000–0011
Did not advance
Rachid Rguig −66 kg Bye   Darbelet (FRA)
L 0000–1002
Did not advance   Mehmedovic (CAN)
L 0000–0201
Did not advance
Safouane Attaf −81 kg Bye   Bashkaev (RUS)
W 1000–0001
  Burton (GBR)
L 0001–0010
Did not advance
Mohamed El Assri −90 kg N/A   Benikhlef (ALG)
L 0001–0011
Did not advance   Alarza (ESP)
W 0000–0000 YUS
  Aschwanden (SUI)
L 0000–0001
Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Sara El Bekri 100 m breaststroke 1:08.66 19 Did not advance
200 m breaststroke 2:30.09 28 Did not advance

TaekwondoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Bronze Medal Final
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Abdelkader Zrouri Men's +80 kg   Díaz (VEN)
W KO
  Nikolaidis (GRE)
L 4–5
Did not advance   Chilmanov (KAZ)
L WO
Did not advance
Ghizlane Toudali Women's −49 kg   Khoshjamal (IRI)
L 0–5
Did not advance
Mouna Benabderrassoul Women's −67 kg   Okamoto (JPN)
W 2–0
  Épangue (FRA)
L 1–1 SUP
Did not advance

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit