Zourah Ali

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Zourah Ali
Personal information
Born (1994-11-23) November 23, 1994 (age 24)
Ali Sabieh, Djibouti
Weight117 lb (53 kg)
Country Djibouti

Zourah Ali (born 23 November 1994 in Ali Sabieh, Djibouti) is a Djiboutian runner. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 400m event, which she completed in 1:05.37 minutes. She did not place high enough in her heat to be qualified to the semifinals as she finished in 44th place and with the second slowest time in that race.[1] After the Olympics, Zourah was sponsored by the Republican Guard, which is the branch of military that guards the president. Zourah was the only female athlete for the Republican Guard for a period of time, but with the addition of athletes such as Kadra Mohamed Dembil, they expanded their female team.[2] She was the flag bearer for Djibouti at the opening ceremony.[3]


  1. ^ London 2012 profile Archived 2012-07-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Jones, Rachel. "The woman who needed to run". The Week. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Staff (27 July 2012). "London 2012 Opening Ceremony - Flag Bearers" (PDF). Olympics. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
Olympic Games
Preceded by
Salah Houssein Ahmed
Flagbearer for  Djibouti
London 2012
Succeeded by
Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin