Abdelatif Chemlal

Abdelatif Chemlal (Arabic: عبداللطيف شملال‎) (born 11 January 1982 in Khouribga) is a Moroccan long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metre steeplechase. His personal best time is 8:21.00 minutes, achieved in June 2002 in Seville. He represented his country in the steeplechase at the 2004 Summer Olympics, running in the heats.[1]

He was the bronze medallist in the steeplechase at the 2000 World Junior Championships in Athletics.[2] He followed this up with another bronze at the African Junior Championships in Athletics the next year. In 2004 he won a continental medal on the senior stage, finishing behind David Chemweno and Richard Mateelong to take the bronze.[3]

Chemlal was suspended by the IAAF from December 2004 to December 2006. He returned to international competition at the 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships and ran in the heats of the steeplechase at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Morocco
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 3rd 3000 m st. 8:43.57
2001 African Junior Championships Réduit, Mauritius 3rd 3000 m st. 8:55.76
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 3rd 3000 m st. 8:31.01
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 25th (h) 3000 m st. 8:29.36
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 17th (h) 3000 m st. 8:25.68
Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 1st 3000 m st. 8:40.18

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  1. ^ Abdelatif Chemlal. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 18 December 2010.
  2. ^ Downes, Steve (21 October 2000). Men’s 3000 steeple chase final Archived 30 January 2011 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-12-18.
  3. ^ African Championships – Day One. IAAF (15 July 2004). Retrieved on 2010-12-18.
  4. ^ Chemlal Adbelatif. IAAF. Retrieved on 18 December 2010.

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