Tokyo 2020 Soufiane EL Bakkali Wins The 3000m Steeplechase

Tokyo 2020 Soufiane EL Bakkali Wins The 3000m Steeplechase

Soufiane El Bakkali becomes the first Moroccan to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the steeplechase event. Soufiane was a pre-race favorite going in for the final. A new Olympic Games champion in the men’s 3000m steeplechase has brought the end of the Eastern African countries era. Now the focus will be on the World Athletics Championships 2022.

Soufine El Bakkali finished fourth in Rio 2016 and missed out on the podium. But today history has been made by the Moroccan sensation. He finished in a time of 8:08.90.


Kenyan’s domination of the event has come to an end in this era. Lamecha Girma from Ethiopia also took home the silver medal in while Benjamin Kigen from Kenya took the bronze medal. The Kenyan athletes have won 11 conservative times in this event. Tokyo 2020 Soufiane EL Bakkali wins the 3000m steeplechase.

The full official results

  1. Soufiane El Bakkali – 8:08.90
  2. Lamecha Girma – 8:10.38
  3. Benjamin Kigen – 8:11.45
  4. Getnet Wale – 8:14.97
  5. Yemane Haileselassie – 8:15.34
  6. Mathew Hughes – 8:16.03
  7. Ryuji Miura – 8:16.90
  8. Topi Raitanen – 8:17.44
  9. Ala Zoghlami – 8:18.50
  10. Abraham Kibiwot – 8:19.41
  11. Benard Keter – 8:22.12
  12. Alexis Phelut – 8:23.14
  13. Mohamed Tindouft – 8:23.56
  14. Ahmed Abdelwahed – 8:24.34
  15. John Gay – 8:35.41

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