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Rababe Arafi (Arabic: رباب عرافي‎, born 12 January 1991) is a middle-distance runner from Morocco, who specialises in the 1500 metres. Born in Khouribga,[1] she is a three-time medallist at the African Championships in Athletics, having been continental champion in 2012 with a championship record run of 4:05.80 minutes.[2] She holds the Moroccan national record in the mile run[3] and in the 1500m (3:58.84 minutes - 16 June 2019 - Rabat - Diamond League)[4][5]

Rababe Arafi
Rababe Arafi 2018 (cropped).jpg
Rababe Arafi in 2018
Personal information
Born (1991-01-12) 12 January 1991 (age 28)
Khouribga
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)1500 metres

Arafi was part of Morocco's team for the 2016 Summer Olympics and was a 1500 m finalist.[1] She represented Morocco at the World Championships in Athletics in 2013, 2015 and 207, including eighth in the 1500 m at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics.[6] Arafi was initially bronze medallist at 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 1500 m, but she was later disqualified because she made contact with Heather Kampf resulting in Kampf's fall.[7] She also competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2007, but failed to finish the race. She has won gold medals in the 1500 m at the Arab Athletics Championships (2013), Islamic Solidarity Games (2013 and 2017) and the Jeux de la Francophonie (2013 and 2017).

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Morocco
2007 World Cross Country Championships Mombasa, Kenya Junior race DNF
2012 African Championships Porto Novo, Benin 1st 1500 m 4:05.80
2013 Arab Championships Doha, Qatar 1st 1500 m 4:53.92
1st 4 × 400 m 3:42.10
Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 1500 m DNF
4 × 400 m DQ
World Championships Moscow, Russia 21st (sf) 1500 m 4:09.86
Jeux de la Francophonie Nice, France 1st 1500 m 4:18.70
Islamic Solidarity Games Palembang, Indonesia 1st 1500 m 4:19.27
2014 World Indoor Championships Sopot, Poland 6th (h) 1500 m 4:10.951
African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 3rd 1500 m 4:12.08
2015 Arab Championships Isa Town, Bahrain 2nd 1500 m 5:22.30
World Championships Beijing, China 4th 800 m 1:58.90
9th 1500 m 4:13.66
Military World Games Mungyeong, South Korea 5th 1500 m 4:21.17
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 10th (h) 1500 m 4:10.82
African Championships Durban, South Africa 5th 800 m 2:01.49
2nd 1500 m 4:03.95
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 800 m DNF
12th 1500 m 4:15.16
2017 Islamic Solidarity Games Baku, Azerbaijan 1st 1500 m 4:18.82
Jeux de la Francophonie Abidjan, Ivory Coast 1st 1500 m 4:17.23
World Championships London, United Kingdom 8th 1500 m 4:04.35
2018 World Indoor Championship Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th 1500 m 4:14.94
Mediterranean Games Tarragona, Spain 1st 800 m 2:01.01
1st 1500 m 4:12.83
4th 4 × 400 m relay 3:33.91
African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 800 m DNF
2nd 1500 m 4:14.12
2019 African Games Rabat, Morocco 2nd 800 m 2:03.20
World Championships Doha, Qatar 7th 800 m 2:00.48
9th 1500 m 3:59.93

1Disqualified in the final

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rababe Arafi. Sports Reference. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  2. ^ Watta, Evelyn (2012-06-30). Montsho and Makwala take 400m titles in Porto-Novo – African champs, Day 3. IAAF. Retrieved on 2018-02-16.
  3. ^ "Mile Run Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 12 September 2015.
  4. ^ Moroccan national records progression - run123
  5. ^ Rababe Arafi. Track and Field Statistics. Retrieved on 2018-02-16.
  6. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/iaaf-world-championships-london-2017-5151/results/women/1500-metres/final/result
  7. ^ http://www.flotrack.org/video/738403-Nicole-Sifuentes-shares-how-she-was-promoted-to-bronze-medal-after-originally-finishing-4th#.UxwsuvldWSo

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