23 Moroccan athletes on track
Of the 190 athletes who have confirmed their commitment to take part in the Mohammed VI International Meeting (9th stage of the Diomond League), 23 Moroccan athletes will be ready to challenge the world of athletics on Friday July 13th.
The main focus should be stretch on the 3000m with Abdelaati Iguider, the 3000m steeple-chase with Soufiane El Bakkali, Rababe Arafi and Malika Akkaoui on the 800m, Fouad Kaam and Brahim Kaazouzi on the 1500m as also Yahya Berrabah and Mouhcine Khoua in the Long jump.
Apart from Abdelaati Iguider who did not schedule this competition, this team of athletes has just distinguished itself ten days ago at the 18th Mediterranean Games in Tarragona saving the furniture of the Moroccan sport in the general classification by medals.
All these Moroccan athletes are resolutely determined to thrill the Moroccan public Friday, July 13 evening from 20 hours at the My Abdellah Sports Complex in Rabat.
If Soufiane El Bakkali is determined to beat the world champion and Olympic champion, the Kenyan Conselsus Kipruto, the official admitted goal from the Moroccan his to run close or even brake the magic barrier of the 8 minutes, which would be not only a meeting record but also the fastest race of the year 2018 .
Here is also the official list of Moroccan athletes who will take part in the International meeting Mohammed VI:
N° Nom et prénom Epreuve Performance
1 BENKASSEM KHADIJA 1000m 2.03.47 en 800m
2 HILALI SIHAM 1000m 4:09.50 en 1500m (2018)
3 KAAM FOUAD 1500m 3.37.14
4 KAAZOUZI BRAHIM 1500m 3.35.58
5 OULADHA HICHAM 1500m 3.37.60
6 ESSALHI YOUNES 1500m 3:36.58
7 IGUIDER ABDELAATI 3000m 7:30.09 BP2016
8 BOUQANTAR SOUFIANE 3000m 7:38.65
9 DOUKKANA RABAI 3000m 7:53.09
10 ABID MOHAMMED 3000m 13:32.34 en 5000m (2018)
11 OUTALAH MOHCINE 3000m 7:52.77 (indoor)
12 AKENKAM HICHAM 3000m 8:08.20
13 SOUFIANE BAKKALI 3000mST 8.20.97
14 SIGUINI HICHAM 3000mST 8.19.51
15 TINDOUFT MOHAMED 3000mST 8.20.30
16 IBRAHIM EZZAYDOUNY 3000mST 8.18.50
17 BENZAHRA ABDELKRIM 3000mST 8:21.08
18 FERKOUSSI KAOUTAR 5000m 15.52.33
19 SIDI MADANE FADOUA 5000m 16:18.13
20 RABABE AARFI 800m 1.59.20
21 AKKAOUI MALIKA 800m 2.00.34
22 LKHOWA MOHCINE Longueur 8.09
23 YAHYA BERABAH Longueur 8.10