Mehdi Baala

Mehdi Baala
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Personal information
Born(1978-08-17) 17 August 1978 (age 39)
Strasbourg, France
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight65 kg (143 lb)
Sportmiddle-distance running


Mehdi Baala (Arabic: مهدي بعلة‎‎; blessed 17 August 1978 in Strasbourg) is certainly a French, middle-distance runner contending generally in the 1500 metres event. Baala provides won several main worldwide championships medals in the 1500 metres event – an Olympic Video games bronze, a global Championships sterling silver, two Western european Championships golds and a Western european Indoor Championships bronze. Furthermore, he has gained many medals in the 1500 metres event from the Western european Cup, IAAF Globe Cup as well as the IAAF Globe Athletics Last. Baala is known as to be the very best French middle-distance runner ever. By July 2013, he keeps French nationwide outdoor information for four ranges (800m: 1.43.15, 1000m: 2.13.96, 1500m: 3.28.98 and 2000m: 4.53.12; many of these had been arranged from 2002 to 2005) and French nationwide indoor information for four ranges (800m, 1000m, 1500m as well as the mile; many of these had been established from 2003 to 2009). Baala won the sterling silver medal on the 2003 Globe Championships in the 1500 metres event. On the 2007 Globe Championships in Osaka in 2007, he completed initial in his 1500 metres semi-final high temperature but was disqualified for leading to nov two other sportsmen. Baala finished fourth in the 1500 metres last on the 2000 Olympics. On the 2008 Olympics, Baala gained the bronze medal for the 1500 metres event. He previously initially completed in fourth put in place the final once more, but the preliminary champion Rashid Ramzi was stripped of his silver medal when he was discovered guilty of doping and therefore Baala was raised to get the bronze medal. On 22 July 2011, soon after the 1500m competition from the Monaco conference from the IAAF Gemstone Group, Baala and his fellow competition and compatriot Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad traded blows in the monitor. The French Athletics Federation handed Baala and Mekhissi-Benabbad a suspension system of 10 a few months each – 5 a few months suspended – from all Western european Athletics and IAAF monitor meets. Both had been each fined 1500 euros and purchased to execute 50 hours of community program. Baala and Mekhissi-Benabbad had been even so cleared to be a part of the upcoming 2011 Globe Championships

Results in international competitions

Note: Only the positioning and amount of time in the ultimate are indicated, unless in any other case mentioned; if the athlete didn't qualify for the ultimate, the overall placement and amount of time in the first circular heats or semifinals are indicated. Calendar year Competition Venue Placement Event Records Representing  France 1996 Globe Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 33rd (1st circular heats) 1500 m 4:21.48 1997 Western european Junior Championships Ljubljana, Slovenia 7th 1500 m 3:49.51 1999 Western U23 Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 1500 m 3:45.41 2000 Western Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 3rd 1500 m 3:42.27 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th 1500 m 3:34.14 Western european Cup Gateshead, England 1st 1500 m 3:41.75 European Cup Gateshead, England 1st 800 m 1:47.90 2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 12th 1500 m 3:55.36 Western european Cup Bremen, Germany 2nd 1500 m 3:46.29 2002 Western european Championships Munich, Germany 1st 1500 m 3:45.25 European Cup Annecy, France 1st 1500 m 3:47.21 IAAF Globe Glass Madrid, Spain 3rd 1500 m 3:38.04 2003 Globe Championships Paris, France 2nd 1500 m 3:32.31 2004 Olympic Video games Athens, Greece 30th (1st circular heats) 1500 m 3:46.06 (1st circular heats) European Glass Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 1500 m 3:49.13 2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 6th 800 m 1:45.32 19th (semifinals) 1500 m 3:41.34 (semifinals) 2006 Western european Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 1st 1500 m 3:39.02 1st circular temperature – DNS 800 m DNS 2007 Western Cup Munich, Germany 1st 1500 m 3:47.36 IAAF Globe Athletics Last Stuttgart, Germany 2nd 1500 m 3:38.35 World Championships Osaka, Japan DQ (semifinals) 1500 m DQ 2008 Western european Cup Annecy, France 1st 1500 m 3:40.55 Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 1500 m 3:34.21 2009 Globe Championships Berlin, Germany 7th 1500 m 3:36.99 2011 Globe Championships Daegu, South Korea 9th 1500 m 3:37.46