Taoufik MAKHLOUFI

Taoufik MAKHLOUFI - Algerie - 800m & 1500m silver medals at 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 27 August 2016

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 29 April 1988
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Souk Ahras, Algeria.
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Taoufik MAKHLOUFI - Algerie - 800m & 1500m silver medals at 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Taoufik had a very busy Olympic Games in Rio !


On August 12th. 13th and 15th he was contesting the 800 metres, in

which he set a new Algerian national record in the final, taking the silver

medal behind world record holder David Rudisha. Then on the 16th of August

he set off in his quest to win the 1,500 metres. Heats, semi and the final.


With his speed perhaps he should have won the 1,500m final. It was so slow.


2016 Olympic Games.  Rio de Janeiro.

Men's 800m Final.


 1.     David Rudisha 
   Kenya    1:41.15    SB  
 2.     Taoufik Makhloufi    Algeria    1:42.61
   NR
 
 3.
    Clayton Murphy    United States    1:42.93
   PB
 
 4.     Pierre-Ambroise Bosse    France
   1:43.41
   SB
 
 5.     Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich  
   Kenya
   1:43.55
   SB
 
 6.  
    Marcin Lewandowski    Poland
    1:44.20    SB
 
 7.     Alfred Kipketer    Kenya
    1:46.02    
 8.     Boris Berian    United States     1:46.15    


Taoufik Makhloufi won the men's 1,500m silver medal, bettering the bronze,

he won at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.


2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Men's 1,500 metres final.

 

 1. Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.  United States  3:50.00
 2. Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria  3:50.11
 3. Nick Willis  New Zealand  3:50.24   
 4. Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti  3:50.29
 5. Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco  3:50.58   
 6. Asbel Kiprop  Kenya  3:50.87
 7. David Bustos  Spain  3:51.06
 8. Ben Blankenship  United States  3:51.09

 

The winning time of 3:50.00 was the slowest since 1932.

Centrowitz became the first American to win the event since Mel Sheppard in 1908.

Only five finalist (there were thirteen) failed to beat 3:40 in their semi final - ten seconds

faster than Matthew's winning time !

Earlier in the evening Mo Farah won the 5,000 metres.  

Mo's best time for the 1,500 metres.   3:28.81.    Need one say more ?