Yassine Bensghir (born 3 January 1983) is a Moroccan middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. He was born in Rabat.

Yassine Bensghir
Bensghir, Seurei, Holuša 2015.jpg
Yassine Bensghir (left) in 2015
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Morocco
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place Mersin 2013 1500 m

His personal best time over the distance is 3:33.04 minutes, achieved in July 2007 in Monaco.

The IAAF announced in July 2016 that Bensghir had been banned from competition for 4 years after abnormalities had been detected in his biological passport.[1] His results from 7 June 2014 onwards were annulled. The ban ends 11 April 2020.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Morocco
2001 African Junior Championships Réduit, Mauritius 7th 1500 m 3:51.62
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 1st 1500 m 3:40.72
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 9th (h) 800 m 1:50.00
3rd 1500 m 3:41.49
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 12th 1500 m 3:50.19
Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 1st 800 m 1:47.11
1st 1500 m 3:46.58
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 8th 1500 m 3:47.20
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 22nd (sf) 800 m 1:48.04
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 19th (h) 800 m 1:46.88
2013 Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 2nd 1500 m 3:36.42
2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 6th (DQ) 1500 m 3:44.00 (DQ)
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 21st (sf)(DQ) 1500 m 3:44.95 (DQ)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ IAAF: Doping sanctions - News 175, 28 July 2016]