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BENBRAHIM Youssef
Sport Para athletics
NPC Morocco   
GenderMen
Age37
Place of BirthCasablanca, MAR
Height1.80 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T13, F13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Casablanca, MAR
Languages
Arabic, French, English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2007 at the IDMAJ Association of Casablanca in Morocco.
Senior International Debut
Year
2008
Competing for
Morocco
Tournament
African Championships
Location
Rabat, MAR
General Interest
Hobbies
Travel, music, swimming. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the T13 5000m at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and claiming gold in the same event at the 2017 World Championships in London, England. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
His wife, and his mother. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Hero / Idol
Ethiopian distance runner Haile Gebrselassie. (Athlete, 21 Nov 2019)
Injuries
Injury meant he pulled out of the T13 5000m at the 2019 World Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (olympicchannel.com, 14 Nov 2019)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2008 5000m T13 14:50.32
4 2008 1500m T13 4:08.97
8 2016 1500m T13 3:56.80
6 2016 5000m T13 15:06.63
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
3 2011 1500m T13 4:00.88
5 2013 800m T13 1:58.53
2 2013 1500m T13 3:55.22
8 2015 1500m T13 4:04.95
3 2015 5000m T13 15:11.89
1 2017 5000m T13 14:20.69
6 2017 1500m T13 3:55.12
10 2019 1500m T13 3:58.32
  2019 5000m T13  DNF
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Marathon T13 2:36:07