Morocco at the Paralympics

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Morocco at the
Paralympics
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IPC code MAR
NPC Royal Moroccan Federation of Sports for Disabled
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
12 7 8 27
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 six gold medals (all in 2004 or 2008), five silver and three 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 3 2 2 6 39
Total 12 7 8 27 74

Medals by Summer sport[edit]

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank
Athletics 11 7 6 24 48
Swimming 0 0 1 1 53
Triathlon 0 0 1 1 -
Total 12 7 8 27

List of medalists[edit]

Medal Name Games Sport Event Date
 Bronze Biare, AbdeljalalAbdeljalal Biare South Korea 1988 Seoul Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle 4 0120 Octobre 1988
 Gold Ez Zine, AbdellahAbdellah Ez Zine Greece 2004 Athens Athletics 800 m T52 0120 September 2004
 Gold El Aouzari, MustaphaMustapha El Aouzari Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 m T11 0121 September 2004
 Silver Gtaib, AbdelghaniAbdelghani Gtaib Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 1500 m T46 0120 September 2004
 Silver El Garaa, LailaLaila El Garaa Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Women's Shot Put F40 0120 September 2004
 Silver Dif, MohamedMohamed Dif Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's Long Jump F46 0120 September 2004
 Silver El Aouzari, MustaphaMustapha El Aouzari Greece 2004 Athens Athletics Men's 5000 m T11 0120 September 2004
 Gold Mame, AbdelillahAbdelillah Mame China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's 1500 m T13 018 September 2008
 Gold Benhama, SanaaSanaa Benhama China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 100 m T13 018 September 2008
 Gold Benhama, SanaaSanaa Benhama China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 200 m T13 018 September 2008
 Gold Benhama, SanaaSanaa Benhama China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's 400 m T13 018 September 2008
 Silver Benibrahim, YoussefYoussef Benibrahim China 2008 Beijing Athletics Men's Shot Put F32 018 September 2008
 Bronze El Garaa, NajatNajat El Garaa China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's Discus throw F40 018 September 2008
 Bronze El Garaa, LailaLaila El Garaa China 2008 Beijing Athletics Women's Shot put F40 018 September 2008
 Gold El Garaa, NajatNajat El Garaa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's shot put F40 0131 August 2012
 Gold Chentouf, El AminEl Amin Chentouf United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 5000 m T12 013 September 2012
 Gold Nouiri, AzeddineAzeddine Nouiri United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's shot put F34 013 September 2012
 Bronze Amguoun, MohamedMohamed Amguoun United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 400 m T13 012 September 2012
 Bronze Mame, AbdelillahAbdelillah Mame United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Men's 800 m T13 018 September 2012
 Bronze El Garaa, NajatNajat El Garaa United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics Women's Discus F40 013 September 2012
 Gold Nouiri, AzeddineAzeddine Nouiri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's shot put F34 0111 September 2016
 Silver Afri, MahdiMahdi Afri Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400 m T12 019 September 2016
 Bronze Lahna, MohamedMohamed Lahna Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Paratriathlon Men's Paratriathlon PT2 0110 September 2016
 Silver Chentouf, El AminEl Amin Chentouf Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 5000 m T12 0115 September 2016
 Gold Amguoun, MohamedMohamed Amguoun Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro Athletics Men's 400 m T13 0115 September 2016
 Bronze Afri, MahdiMahdi 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

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