Abdalelah Haroun: Qatari sprinter dies aged 24

“Team Qatar sprinter and world 400m bronze medalist Abdalelah Haroun died today”, shared the Committee on Saturday on social networks.

The Sudan-born runner very first represented Qatar in the 2015 Asian and Arab Athletic Championships, ending up being the world’s junior 400m champ in 2016.

He performed at the Rio Olympics in the very same year, reaching the semifinals and won silver in the 2016 IAAFF World Indoor Championships in Portland, Oregon.

Haroun’s masterpiece came at the World Championships in London in 2017, ending up 3rd behind Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa and Bahamian Steven Gardiner to win the bronze medal as a 20-year-old.

“It is a very special moment for my country,” he stated at the time, “and an honour to take the bronze medal with me.”
He is a nationwide record-holder at 400m with a finest of 44.07 run in 2018.

Haroun likewise won 2 gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games, taking the 400m and 4x400m relay titles in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Nevertheless, a torn hip tendon stopped his development as he stopped working to make it past the warms at the 2019 World Championships in Doha, in his house nation.

He had actually been recovering from the injury in the develop to this summertime’s postponed 2020 Tokyo Olympics. His last authorized race outcome was 47.22 as a welcomed runner at the Turkish Champions in September 2020.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.