Youcef Abdi

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Youcef Abdi (Kabyle: Yusef Ɛabdi) (born 7 December 1977) is an Australian athlete who specializes in the 3000 m steeplechase. He changed his allegiance from Algeria in 2000. Since his retirement from Athletics he has found a new calling and currently plays soccer in the over 35's for Coogee United alongside club legend Ming Ting-Little.


Competition record

Representing Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 34th (h)800 m 1:54.12
Representing Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
2000 Oceania Championships Adelaide, Australia 2nd1500 m3:45.45 [1]
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 3rd1500 m 3:37.77
2003 World Championships Paris, France 10th (sf)1500 m 3:40.13
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 11th3000 m s'chase 9:02.22
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 36th (h)3000 m s'chase 9:51.33
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th3000 m s'chase 8:16.36
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 34th (h)3000 m s'chase 8:49.88
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 6th3000 m s'chase 8:33.20
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 28th (h)3000 m s'chase 8:38.42
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 23rd (h)3000 m s'chase 8:29.81


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