Olympic Games: Soufiane el-Bakkali wins gold medal at 3000m steeplechase

Moroccan athlete Soufiane El Bakkali won the gold medal on Monday in the 3000m steeplechase final at the Tokyo Olympics, giving Morocco its first medal at the Games.

 

The Moroccan athlete who scored 8.08.90 came ahead of Ethiopian Girma and Kenyan Kigen.

 

This is the first gold medal for Morocco since those gleaned by Hicham El Guerrouj in Sydney.

 

El Bakkali becomes the second Moroccan to win a medal in the race after Ali Ezzine’s bronze in 2000 in Sydney.

About Khalid Al Mouahidi 3409 Articles
Khalid Al Mouahidi : A binational from the US and Morocco, Khalid El Mouahidi has worked for several american companies in the Maghreb Region and is currently based in Casablanca, where he is doing consulting jobs for major international companies . Khalid writes analytical pieces about economic ties between the Maghreb and the Mena Region, where he has an extensive network