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Ismail Ahmed Ismail

Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudanese runner

Sudanese runner
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Sudanese runner
A.K.A. Ismail Ahmed Ismail
Countries Sudan
Occupations Middle-distance runner
Gender male
Birth 1 November 1984 (Khartoum)
Star sign ScorpioScorpio
Stats
Height: 191 cm
Weight: 71 kg
The details
Biography

Ismail Ahmed Ismail (born 1 November 1984) is a Sudanese runner, who specializes in the 800 metres. He was born in Khartoum.

Ismail reached the final in that event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He competed at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where he won the silver medal in 800 m. He is the first Sudanese national to win an Olympic medal in history.

He won the gold medal at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.

Ismail is a member of the Fur people of Darfur. Although Ismail was born in Khartoum, where he grew up in the neighborhood of Hajj Youssef, his family was originally from western Darfur.

Achievements

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Sudan
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 21st (h) 800m 1:53.14
1500m DQ
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 26th (h) 1500 m 4:02.79
2002 World Junior Championships Kingston, Jamaica 5th 800 m 1:47.20
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 10th (h) 800 m 1:49.18
2003 World Championships Paris, France 18th (h) 800 m 1:47.21
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 5th 800 m 1:47.29
Afro-Asian Games Hyderabad, India 1st 800 m 1:46.92
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 3rd 800 m 1:45.87
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 8th 800 m 1:52.49
Pan Arab Games Algiers, Algeria 2nd 800 m 1:46.24
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 3rd 800 m 1:47.20
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:08.81
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 2nd 800 m 1:46.65
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 800 m 1:45.41
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.00
Olympic Games Beijing, China 2nd 800 m 1:44.70
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 24th (sf) 800 m DNF
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 4th 800 m 1:46.90
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 39th (h) 800 m 1:52.33
Pan Arab Games Doha, Qatar 2nd 800 m 1:46.60
2nd 4 × 400 m relay 3:07.47
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 17th (h) 800 m 1:50.72
2015 African Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 800 m DNF

Personal bests

  • 800 metres – 1:43.82 min (2009)
  • 1500 metres – 3:41.97 min (2005)
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References
http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article28389
https://archive.is/20120318170911/http://www.stuff.co.nz/4481219a27162.html
https://web.archive.org/web/20161203085821/https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/is/ismail-ahmed-ismail-1.html
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/biographies/athcode=180226
https://www.olympic.org/ismail-ahmed-ismail
https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/is/ismail-ahmed-ismail-1.html
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q9100
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