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Morocco at the Paralympics

Morocco made its Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. It was represented by an all-male team, with five competitors in athletics, three in swimming, and a wheelchair basketball team. Abdeljalal Biare won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle (category 4) in swimming - Morocco's sole medal of the 1988 Games.[1]

Morocco at the
Paralympics
Flag of Morocco.svg
IPC code MAR
NPC Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled
Medals
Gold
12
Silver
7
Bronze
8
Total
27
Summer appearances

Morocco has participated in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then, albeit never in the Winter Paralympics. Moroccans have won a total of six gold medals (all in 2004 or 2008), five silver and three bronze. Mustapha El Aouzari won gold in the men's 1,500m in athletics in 2004, in the T11 category for totally blind runners. The same year, Abdellah Ez Zine won gold in the men's 800m (T52 category). In 2008, Sanaa Benhama was Morocco's first female Paralympic champion, and the country's most successful Paralympian to date, when she won three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints, in the T13 category for partially sighted athletes. Abdelillah Mame won the country's other gold medal of the Games, in the men's 800m (T13).[2]

Morocco took part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, with the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled using Bedford as the UK base for its Paralympians.[3]

Contents

Medal tablesEdit

Medals by Summer GamesEdit

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1988 Seoul 14 0 0 1 1 48
1992 Barcelona 5 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 4 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 10 2 4 0 6 42
2008 Beijing 18 4 1 2 7 32
2012 London 31 3 0 3 6 37
2016 Rio de Janeiro 26 3 2 2 6 39
Total 12 7 8 27 74

Medals by Summer sportEdit

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
  Athletics 11 7 6 24 48
  Swimming 0 0 1 1 53
  Triathlon 0 0 1 1 -
Total 12 7 8 27

List of medalistsEdit

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
  Bronze Abdeljalal Biare   1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle 4 0120 Octobre 1988
  Gold Abdellah Ez Zine   2004 Athens Athletics 800 m T52 0120 September 2004
  Gold Mustapha El Aouzari   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 m T11 0121 September 2004
  Silver Abdelghani Gtaib   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 m T46 0120 September 2004
  Silver Laila El Garaa   2004 Athens Athletics Women's Shot Put F40 0120 September 2004
  Silver Mohamed Dif   2004 Athens Athletics Men's Long Jump F46 0120 September 2004
  Silver Mustapha El Aouzari   2004 Athens Athletics Men's 5000 m T11 0120 September 2004
  Gold Abdelillah Mame   2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 1500 m T13 018 September 2008
  Gold Sanaa Benhama   2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100 m T13 018 September 2008
  Gold Sanaa Benhama   2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 200 m T13 018 September 2008
  Gold Sanaa Benhama   2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 400 m T13 018 September 2008
  Silver Youssef Benibrahim   2008 Beijing Athletics Men's Shot Put F32 018 September 2008
  Bronze Najat El Garaa   2008 Beijing Athletics Women's Discus throw F40 018 September 2008
  Bronze Laila El Garaa   2008 Beijing Athletics Women's Shot put F40 018 September 2008
  Gold Najat El Garaa   2012 London Athletics Women's shot put F40 0131 August 2012
  Gold El Amin Chentouf   2012 London Athletics Men's 5000 m T12 013 September 2012
  Gold Azeddine Nouiri   2012 London Athletics Men's shot put F34 013 September 2012
  Bronze Mohamed Amguoun   2012 London Athletics Men's 400 m T13 012 September 2012
  Bronze Abdelillah Mame   2012 London Athletics Men's 800 m T13 018 September 2012
  Bronze Najat El Garaa   2012 London Athletics Women's Discus F40 013 September 2012
  Gold Azeddine Nouiri   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's shot put F34 0111 September 2016
  Silver Mahdi Afri   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400 m T12 019 September 2016
  Bronze Mohamed Lahna   2016 Rio de Janeiro Paratriathlon Men's Paratriathlon PT2 0110 September 2016
  Silver El Amin Chentouf   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 5000 m T12 0115 September 2016
  Gold Mohamed Amguoun   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400 m T13 0115 September 2016
  Bronze Mahdi Afri   2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 200 m T12 0117 September 2016

Athletes with most medalsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Morocco at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Morocco at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-06.