athletes Famous Female Athletes from Algeria

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List of popular female athletes from Algeria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Algeria has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Algerian female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Algeria in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Algeria in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

Examples include Baya Rahouli and Hassiba Boulmerka.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Algeria?" and "Who are the greatest female Algerian athletes?"

Nouria Merah-Benida is a former Algerian middle distance runner. At the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg Merah-Benida won silver medals in both 800 metres and 1500 metres. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney she won a somewhat surprising gold medal ahead of Romanians Violeta Szekely and Gabriela Szabo. The same year she won an 800 m silver medal and a 1500 m gold medal at the African Championships. ...more

Birthplace: Algiers, Algeria

Nationality: Algeria

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Hassiba Boulmerka is a former Algerian middle distance athlete. In 1992, she became the first Algerian to win an Olympic title. ...more

Birthplace: Constantine, Algeria

Nationality: Algeria

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Souad Aït Salem is an Algerian long-distance runner who specializes mainly in the half marathon and marathon. She was born in Mecheria. She won gold in the 10,000 metres at the 2000 African Championships in Athletics and the 2005 Mediterranean Games. Salem also won the gold in the half marathon at the 2007 All-Africa Games. She holds the Algerian records for every women's event between 3000 metres and the marathon distance. Her first appearance on the world stage was in the junior race at the 1997 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where she finished in 98th place. Salem reached the top fifty at the 2000 and 2003 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships. She ran in the 5000 metres at the ...more

Birthplace: Mécheria, Algeria

Nationality: Algeria

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Baya Rahouli is an Algerian athlete who competes in the triple jump. She is a former African record holder in this event, and has two African championship titles, beating Françoise Mbango Etone and Kéné Ndoye on both occasions. In two editions of the Pan Arab Games she has taken a clean sweep, winning eight gold medals in total. ...more

Birthplace: Bab El Oued

Nationality: Algeria

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