At a glance

29 Jan 1967 Midelt, Morocco
170 cm / 60 kg 5'7'' / 132 pounds
Male

Khalid Skah was involved in controversy in winning his Olympic gold medal in the 10,000 at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Skah battled throughout with Kenyan Richard Chelimo. While they were lapping another Moroccan, Hammou Boutayeb, he interfered with Chelimo, bumping him several times, cutting him off, and making him run over and around him. Before the bell, Boutayeb was warned by an IAAF Technical Delegate to stop his tactics. On the last lap Skah pulled away, eventually winning by one second ahead of Chelimo. Skah was initially disqualified for being assisted by Boutayeb, although he was reinstated the next day.

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Khalid in numbers

2
Olympics
Olympics
1
medals
Gold medal:1 Silver medal: Bronze medal:
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Atlanta
    Atlanta 1996
    • 7
      Athletics
      10,000 metres
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    Games
    Results
    Sport
    Event
    Barcelona
    Barcelona 1992
    • 1 Gold medal
      Athletics
      10,000 metres

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