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Mohamad Gammoudi

Full name: Mohamad Tlili ben Abdallah Gammoudi
Original name: محمد التليلي بن عبد الله القمودي
Gender: Male
Height: 5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 11, 1938 in Sidi-Aich, Gafsa, Tunisia
Affiliations: AS Militaire Tunis
Country: TUN Tunisia
Sport: Athletics

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Mohamad Gammoudi is not only the first Tunisian Olympic medallist, he is also the country's first Olympic champion and has won four of the nation's seven Olympic medals through 2010. A distance runner, Gammoudi ran the 5 and 10 km at the 1964, and 1968 and 1972 Olympics. He won the 1968 5k, was runner-up in the 1964 10 km and the 1972 5,000 m, while earning a bronze medal in the 1968 10,000 m. Gammoudi also won the 1968 International Cross-Country meet, and won three military world titles in that discipline. At the 1963 and 1967 Mediterranean Games, he doubled in the 5 and 10 km on the track. He also won a slew of Maghreb Championships (11) and Tunisian Championships (18) in cross country running and distances between 1,500 m and 10,000 m. He trained in the military and, following his retirement from active competition, was promoted to the rank of officer and later served as a technical consultant and talent scout for the national Tunisian Athletics Union.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 13:27.33 (1972); 10000 – 27:54.69 (1972).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Tunisia TUN 1 h3 r1/2
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Tunisia TUN 2 Silver
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Tunisia TUN 1 Gold
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Tunisia TUN 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Men's 5,000 metres Tunisia TUN 2 Silver
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Men's 10,000 metres Tunisia TUN AC

Men's 5,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Tunisia Round One Heat Three 1 QU 14:10.2
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Tunisia Final 1 14:05.0 14:05.01
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Tunisia Round One Heat One 2 QU 14:29.0 14:29.06
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Tunisia Final 2 13:27.33
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Tunisia Round One Heat One 1 QU 13:49,8

Men's 10,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 26 Tokyo Athletics Tunisia Final Standings 2 28:24.8
1968 Summer 30 Ciudad de México Athletics Tunisia Final Standings 3 29:34.2
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Tunisia Final AC DNF
1972 Summer 34 München Athletics Tunisia Round One Heat Two 1 QU 27:54.69
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