Olympic Games: Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali finally in gold over 3000m steeplechase
Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali, Olympic champion in the 3000 meters steeplechase at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. REUTERS - LUCY NICHOLSON
Text by: David Kalfa Follow
Soufiane El Bakkali won the gold medal at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games on August 2, over 3000 meters steeplechase.
Running in 8 minutes, 8 seconds and 90 hundredths, the 25-year-old Moroccan beat Ethiopian Lamecha Girma and Kenyan Benjamin Kigen.
The 2017 vice-world champion thus took his revenge on East Africans who so often frustrated him.
He is the first Olympic champion of Morocco since Hicham El Guerrouj in 2004.
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