Tarek Benaissa

Tarek Aziz Benaissa (Arabic: طارق عزيز بن عيسى‎; born 7 April 1991) is a lightweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Algeria who competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. In 2012 he received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out to Zaur Kuramagomedov, who scored one point each in two straight periods, leaving Benaissa without a single point.[5] At the 2016 Rio Olympics Benaissa was eliminated in quarterfinals.[3] At the 2015 World Wrestling Championships he lost a bronze medal match to Davor Štefanek.

Tarek Benaissa
Tarek Benaissa Rio2016.jpg
Benaissa (red) at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameTarek Aziz Benaissa[1]
Nationality Algeria
Born (1991-04-07) 7 April 1991 (age 29)
Bordj Bou Arréridj, Algeria[2]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[3]
ClubCentre Arbee[1]
Coached byRabbah Chebbah[1]
Bendjada Maazouz
Aoune Faycal[4]

Major resultsEdit

Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2011 Pan Arab Games   Doha, Qatar 3rd Greco-Roman 60 kg
2012 African Championships   Marrakesh, Morocco 4th Greco-Roman 60 kg
Mediterranean Championships   Larissa, Greece 3rd Greco-Roman 60 kg
Olympic Games   London, Great Britain 15th Greco-Roman 60 kg
2013 Mediterranean Games   Mersin, Turkey 8th Greco-Roman 66 kg
World Championships   Budapest, Hungary 34th Greco-Roman 66 kg
2014 African Championships   Tunis, Tunisia 1st Greco-Roman 66 kg
Mediterranean Championships   Kanjiža, Serbia 3rd Greco-Roman 66 kg
2015 African Championships   Alexandria, Egypt 3rd Greco-Roman 66 kg
World Championships   Las Vegas, United States 5th Greco-Roman 66 kg
African Games   Brazzaville, Congo 1st Greco-Roman 66 kg
Military World Games   Mungyeong, South Korea 13th Greco-Roman 66 kg
2016 African Championships   Alexandria, Egypt 2nd Greco-Roman 66 kg
Olympic Games   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 8th Greco-Roman 66 kg
2017 African Championships   Marrakesh, Morocco 2nd Greco-Roman 66 kg
World Championships   Paris, France 16th Greco-Roman 71 kg
2018 Mediterranean Championships   Algiers, Algeria 1st Greco-Roman 72 kg
World Championships   Budapest, Hungary 5th Greco-Roman 72 kg
2019 African Championships   Hammamet, Tunisia 1st Greco-Roman 72 kg
2020 African Championships   Algiers, Algeria 3rd Greco-Roman 72 kg


  1. ^ a b c "Tarek Benaissa". London 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Tarek Benaissa". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b Tarek Aziz Benaissa Archived 12 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  4. ^ Tarek Aziz Benaissa. nbcolympics.com
  5. ^ "Men's 60kg Greco-Roman 1/8 Finals". London 2012. Archived from the original on 7 April 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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