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Nezha Bidouane

Updated: 2017-08-28T19:56Z
Nezha Bidouane
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Morocco
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney 400 m hurdles
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Athens 400 m hurdles
Gold medal – first place 2001 Edmonton 400 m hurdles
Silver medal – second place 1999 Seville 400 m hurdles
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Athens 400 m hurdles
Gold medal – first place 1993 Narbonne 400 m hurdles
Gold medal – first place 1997 Bari 400 m hurdles

Nezha Bidouane (Arabic: نزهة بدوان‎‎; born 18 September 1969 in Rabat) is a retired Moroccan track and field hurdler who specialised in the 400 metres hurdles.

She won the 400 m hurdles gold medal at the 1997 World Championships in Athens. In 1999 she won the silver medal at the World Championships in an African record time of 52.90 seconds.

In 2000, she won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games.

She is married to Abdelaziz Sahere.

She oversees the annual Women's Race to Victory 8K road race in Rabat.[1]

Competition record

Representing  Morocco
1986Arab Junior ChampionshipsCairo, Egypt1st100 m hurdles15.20
2nd400 m hurdles65.50
1987Arab ChampionshipsAlgiers, Algeria3rd100 m hurdles14.72
Mediterranean GamesLatakia, Syria5th100 m hurdles14.76
1989Arab ChampionshipsCairo, Egypt2nd100 m hurdles14.0
3rd400 m hurdles60.3
1990Maghreb ChampionshipsAlgiers, Algeria1st100 m hurdles13.6
1st400 m hurdles56.3
African ChampionshipsCairo, Egypt2nd100 m hurdles13.70
1st400 m hurdles57.17
1991World Indoor ChampionshipsSeville, Spain14th (h)400 m55.69
23rd (h)60 m hurdles8.74
Mediterranean GamesAthens, Greece4th100 m hurdles13.61
1st400 m hurdles55.13
4th4 × 100 m relay46.05
4th4 × 400 m relay3:39.46
World ChampionshipsTokyo, Japan16th (sf)400 m hurdles56.62
1992Olympic GamesBarcelona, Spain11th (sf)400 m hurdles55.08
World CupHavana, Cuba6th400 m hurdles58.301
1993Mediterranean GamesNarbonne, France1st400 m hurdles56.09
World ChampionshipsStuttgart, Germany400 m hurdlesDNF
1994Jeux de la FrancophonieParis, France2nd400 m hurdles55.19
World CupLondon, United Kingdom5th400 m hurdles57.351
4 × 400 m relayDQ1
1995World ChampionshipsGothenburg, Sweden400 m hurdlesDQ
Arab ChampionshipsCairo, Egypt1st100 m hurdles13.44
1st400 m hurdles56.96
1997World Indoor ChampionshipsParis, France16th (h)400 m53.54
Mediterranean GamesBari, Italy1st400 m hurdles55.01
World ChampionshipsAthens, Greece1st400 m hurdles52.97
1998African ChampionshipsDakar, Senegal1st400 m hurdles54.24
World CupJohannesburg, South Africa1st400 m hurdles52.961
1999World ChampionshipsSeville, Spain2nd400 m hurdles52.90
2000Olympic GamesSydney, Australia3rd400 m hurdles53.57
2001Jeux de la FrancophonieOttawa, Canada1st400 m hurdles54.91
World ChampionshipsEdmonton, Canada1st400 m hurdles53.34
Goodwill GamesBrisbane, Australia5th400 m hurdles56.10
2004Olympic GamesAthens, Greece18th (h)400 m hurdles55.69
Pan Arab GamesAlgiers, Algeria1st400 m hurdles55.98

1Representing Africa


  1. ^ Benchrif, Mohammed (25 April 2011). Bidouane’s Women’s Run goes from strength to strength - AFRICA. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-05-27.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Deon Hemmings
Irina Privalova
Women's 400 m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Kim Batten
Yuliya Pechonkina

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