Morocco at the Paralympics

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Morocco at the
Paralympics
Flag of Morocco.svg
IPC codeMAR
NPCRoyal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled
Medals
Gold
11
Silver
7
Bronze
8
Total
26
Summer appearances

Morocco made its Paralympic Games début at the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul. It was represented by an all-male team, with five competitors in athletics, three in swimming, and a wheelchair basketball team. Abdeljalal Biare won a bronze medal in the 400m freestyle (category 4) in swimming - Morocco's sole medal of the 1988 Games.[1]

Morocco has participated in every edition of the Summer Paralympics since then, albeit never in the Winter Paralympics. Moroccans have won a total of eleven gold medals (all since 2004), seven silver and eight bronze. Mustapha El Aouzari won gold in the men's 1,500m in athletics in 2004, in the T11 category for totally blind runners. The same year, Abdellah Ez Zine won gold in the men's 800m (T52 category). In 2008, Sanaa Benhama was Morocco's first female Paralympic champion, and the country's most successful Paralympian to date, when she won three gold medals in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints, in the T13 category for partially sighted athletes. Abdelillah Mame won the country's other gold medal of the Games, in the men's 800m (T13).[2]

Morocco took part in the 2012 Summer Paralympics, with the Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled using Bedford as the UK base for its Paralympians.[3]

Medal tables[edit]

Medals by Summer Games[edit]

Games Athletes Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
1988 Seoul 14 0 0 1 1 48
1992 Barcelona 5 0 0 0 0
1996 Atlanta 4 0 0 0 0
2000 Sydney 7 0 0 0 0
2004 Athens 10 2 4 0 6 42
2008 Beijing 18 4 1 2 7 32
2012 London 31 3 0 3 6 37
2016 Rio de Janeiro 26 2 2 2 6 39
Total 11 7 8 27 74

Medals by Summer sport[edit]

SportGoldSilverBronzeTotal
Athletics117624
Swimming0011
Triathlon0011
Totals (3 sports)117826

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
 Bronze Abdeljalal Biare South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle 4 0120 Octobre 1988
 Gold Abdellah Ez Zine Greece 2004 Athens Athletics 800 m T52 0120 September 2004
 Gold Mustapha El Aouzari Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 m T11 0121 September 2004
 Silver Abdelghani Gtaib Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 m T46 0120 September 2004
 Silver Laila El Garaa Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's Shot Put F40 0120 September 2004
 Silver Mohamed Dif Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's Long Jump F46 0120 September 2004
 Silver Mustapha El Aouzari Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 5000 m T11 0120 September 2004
 Gold Abdelillah Mame China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 1500 m T13 018 September 2008
 Gold Sanaa Benhama China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100 m T13 018 September 2008
 Gold Sanaa Benhama China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 200 m T13 018 September 2008
 Gold Sanaa Benhama China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 400 m T13 018 September 2008
 Silver Youssef Benibrahim China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's Shot Put F32 018 September 2008
 Bronze Najat El Garaa China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's Discus throw F40 018 September 2008
 Bronze Laila El Garaa China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's Shot put F40 018 September 2008
 Gold Najat El Garaa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's shot put F40 0131 August 2012
 Gold El Amin Chentouf United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 5000 m T12 013 September 2012
 Gold Azeddine Nouiri United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's shot put F34 013 September 2012
 Bronze Mohamed Amguoun United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 400 m T13 012 September 2012
 Bronze Abdelillah Mame United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 800 m T13 018 September 2012
 Bronze Najat El Garaa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's Discus F40 013 September 2012
 Gold Azeddine Nouiri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's shot put F34 0111 September 2016
 Silver Mahdi Afri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400 m T12 019 September 2016
 Bronze Mohamed Lahna Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paratriathlon Men's Paratriathlon PT2 0110 September 2016
 Silver El Amin Chentouf Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 5000 m T12 0115 September 2016
 Gold Mohamed Amguoun Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400 m T13 0115 September 2016
 Bronze Mahdi Afri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 200 m T12 0117 September 2016

Athletes with most medals[edit]

The Moroccan athlete who won the most medals in the history of the Paralympic Games, is the Paralympian athlete Sanaa Benhama.

Athlete Sport Games Gold medal olympic.svg Silver medal olympic.svg Bronze medal olympic.svg Total
Sanaa Benhama Athletics 2008 3 0 0 3
Najat El Garaa Athletics 20082012 1 0 2 3
Azeddine Nouiri Athletics 20122016 2 0 0 2
Mustapha El Aouzari Athletics 2004 1 1 0 2
El Amin Chentouf Athletics 20122016 1 1 0 2
Abdelillah Mame Athletics2012 20082012 1 0 1 2
Mohamed Amguoun Athletics 20122016 1 0 1 2
Laila El Garaa Athletics 20042008 0 1 1 2
Mahdi Afri Athletics 2016 0 1 1 2
Abdellah Ez Zine Athletics 2004 1 0 0 1
Abdelghani Gtaib Athletics 2004 0 1 0 1
Youssef Benibrahim Athletics 2008 0 1 0 1
Mohamed Dif Athletics 2004 0 1 0 1
Abdeljalal Biare Swimming 1988 0 0 1 1
Mohamed Lahna Triathlon 2016 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morocco at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  2. ^ Morocco at the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-08-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)