Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#12 h1 r2/3 Athletics 1,500 metres
Barcelona 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992
Athletics 1,500 metres
Seoul 1988
Games Results Sport Event
Seoul 1988
#5 h4 r1/3 Athletics 800 metres
#9 h2 r1/2 Athletics 1,500 metres


158 cm / 5'2''
49 kg / 107 pounds
Birth date
10 Jul 1968 Constantine, Algeria

Number of medals

1 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

3 Olympic Games

Hassiba BOULMERKA biography

Hassiba Boulmerka was a pioneer in many ways, notably for being a Muslim woman to reach the very pinnacle of achievement in track & field athletics. Boulmerka was a middle-distance runner who won the 1992 Olympic gold in the 1,500 metres. At the World Championships she won the 1,500 in 1991 and 1995, adding a bronze in 1993. At the 1991 Mediterranean Games Boulmerka won golds in the 800 and 1,500, repeating as 800 champion in 1993, while adding a silver that year in the 1,500. Her first international titles came in 1988 when she won both the 800 and 1,500 at the African Games.

In 1999 Boulmerka was elected as an Athletes’ Member of the IOC, although she served on the committee for only a bit more than one year. She later returned to Algeria where she became a businesswoman, another pioneering role for her.

Personal Bests\: 800 – 1:58.72 (1991); 1500 – 3:55.30 (1992).