List of popular female athletes from Morocco, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Morocco has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Moroccan female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Morocco in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Morocco in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.
List athletes include Fatima El Allami, Bouchra Chaâbi and more.This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Morocco?" and "Who are the greatest female Moroccan athletes?"
Nawal El Moutawakel is a former Moroccan hurdler, who won the inaugural women's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1984 Summer Olympics, thereby becoming the first female Muslim born on the continent of Africa to become an Olympic champion. She was also the first Moroccan and the first woman from a Muslim majority country to win an Olympic gold medal. In 2007, El Moutawakel was named the Minister of Sports in the upcoming cabinet of Morocco. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
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Bouchra Ghézielle, née Ben Thami is a Moroccan-French track and field athlete, now competing for France. She competes mainly on the 1500 m distance but also on 800 m and 3000 m distances. Born in Khemisset, she competed at the 2004 Olympic Games for Morocco. She won the bronze medals at the 1998 African Championships, the 1998 World Junior Championships and the 2005 World Championships, and finished fourth at the 2005 World Athletics Final. In 2008 she was found guilty of rh-EPO doping. The sample was delivered on 9 February 2008 in an out-of-competition test in Franconville. She received a suspension from May 2008 to May 2012. ...more on Wikipedia
Nationality: France, Moroccosee more on Bouchra Ghezielle
Hasna Benhassi is a Moroccan middle-distance runner. She first came to international prominence at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, winning a surprise silver medal behind Kelly Holmes. She repeated this feat by winning silver at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. At the 2007 World Championships in Athletics in Osaka she cemented her place as a perennial bridesmaid with another silver medal. She added another Olympic medal to her impressive resume with a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Benhassi is most noted for her strong finishing kick. She tends to sit back in the pack in the early stages of a race, and begin making her ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Marrakesh, Morocco
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Nezha Bidouane is a retired Moroccan track and field hurdler who specialised in the 400 metres hurdles. She won the 400 m hurdles gold medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athens. In 1999 she won the silver medal at the World Championships in an African record time of 52.90 seconds. In 2000 she won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games. She is married to Abdelaziz Sahere. She oversees the annual Women's Race to Victory 8K road race in Rabat. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Rabat, Morocco
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