Mourad Mahour Bacha
Mourad Mahour Ahmed Bacha (born 16 June 1961) is an Algerian former track and field athlete who competed in the decathlon and javelin throw. Bacha was among the foremost African and Arab decathletes in the 1980s and early 1990s.
He won 23 national titles in his career across decathlon and various field events, including nine javelin titles. He was a five-time African champion – four times in decathlon and once in javelin. He was also twice the decathlon gold medallist at the All-Africa Games, winning in 1987 and 1991. He won three straight decathlon titles at the Arab Athletics Championships from 1981 to 1987 and was a double gold medallist at the 1985 Pan Arab Games, topping both the decathlon and javelin podiums.
He set a lifetime best of 7934 points for the decathlon on 9 July 1985 in Algiers. His javelin throw best with the new model was 70.20 m (230 ft 3 3⁄4 in), which brought him a silver medal at the 1986 Maghreb Athletics Championships and remains the Algerian record for the event.
|1981||Arab Championships||Tunis, Tunisia||1st||Decathlon||7495 pts|
|1983||Arab Championships||Amman, Jordan||1st||Decathlon||6893 pts|
|Maghreb Championships||Casablanca, Morocco||3rd||Decathlon||6708 pts|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||—||Decathlon||DNF|
|1984||African Championships||Rabat, Morocco||3rd||Javelin throw||71.86 m|
|1985||African Championships||Cairo, Egypt||2nd||Pole vault||4.50 m|
|1st||Javelin throw||80.04 m|
|Pan Arab Games||Casablanca, Morocco||1st||Decathlon||7577 pts|
|1st||Javelin throw||76.88 m|
|1986||Maghreb Championships||Tunis, Tunisia||3rd||Shot put||14.06 m|
|2nd||Javelin throw||70.20 m|
|1987||Arab Championships||Algiers, Algeria||1st||Decathlon||7372 pts|
|All-Africa Games||Nairobi, Kenya||1st||Decathlon||7104 pts|
|1988||African Championships||Annaba, Algeria||2nd||Decathlon||7128 pts|
|1990||Maghreb Championships||Algiers, Algeria||2nd||Decathlon||7026 pts|
|African Championships||Cairo, Egypt||3rd||Decathlon||6802 pts|
|1991||All-Africa Games||Cairo, Egypt||1st||Decathlon||7431 pts|
|1992||African Championships||Belle Vue Mauricia, Mauritius||1st||Decathlon||7467 pts|
- Algerian Athletics Championships
- Pole vault: 1982, 1984, 1985
- Shot put: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986
- Discus throw: 1985, 1991, 1992, 1993
- Javelin throw: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993
- Decathlon: 1982, 1984, 1992
- Mahour Ahmed Bacha. All Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.
- Algerian Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.
- African Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.
- All-Africa Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.
- Pan Arab Games. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.
- Ahmed Mahour Bacha. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.
- les Records d'Algerie 2015 (Mise à Jour 25.01.2016). Algerian Athletics Federation. Retrieved on 2016-02-20.