Category: Sport

Khawla Ben Hamza Falls in Taekwondo Prelims

Khawla Ben Hamza Falls in Taekwondo Prelims

| 11 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisian taekwondo athlete Khawla Ben Hamza lost her match in the preliminary round this morning, ending her competition in the event. The match opened with a bang, with Russian opponent Anastasia Baryshnikova scoring six points in the first round while Ben Hamza managed a single point. In the second round, however, the Tunisian came out [...]

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Mrabet Out in First Round of 200m Kayak

Mrabet Out in First Round of 200m Kayak

| 10 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisian kayaker Mohamed Ali Mrabet was eliminated in the first round of the Men’s Kayak Single 200m race today. Mrabet, who had earlier this week competed in the 500m race, finished with a time of 38.291, putting him in last place of the first heat and eliminating his chances of competing in later rounds. Mrabet’s [...]

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Mellouli Brings Tunisia Gold in 10km Marathon Swim

Mellouli Brings Tunisia Gold in 10km Marathon Swim

| 10 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Oussama Mellouli, the most successful Tunisian Olympian in recent memory, can add another accolade to his long list of accomplishments: a gold medal in the Men’s 10km Marathon. Mellouli, whose previous highlights include a gold medal in the 1500 freestyle in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, finished the race with a time of 1:49:55.1 – [...]

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Khaled Houcine Out of Canoeing Event After Semifinals

Khaled Houcine Out of Canoeing Event After Semifinals

| 10 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisian canoer Khaled Houcine was eliminated today from the Men’s Canoe Single 200m semifinals, sending him home from London empty handed. Houcine, who finished with a time of 44.373 seconds, came in seventh place in the semifinals, just shy of the top five necessary to advance. The Tunisian fared slightly better in the first heat, [...]

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Bilel Ouechtati Loses First Bout

Bilel Ouechtati Loses First Bout

| 10 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisian wrestler Bilel Ouechtati lost his first bout today in the Men’s 74kg Freestyle wrestling event, eliminating him from the tournament. His match saw him square off against Kazakhstan’s Abdulkhakim Shapiyev. In the first period, each athlete score numerous times, with Ouechtati racking up three points to his opponents five. Try as he might, the [...]

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Afef Ben Ismail Eliminated in Women’s Single Kayak

Afef Ben Ismail Eliminated in Women’s Single Kayak

| 10 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Afef Ben Ismail was eliminated today in the first round of the Women’s Single Kayak 200m race, ending her participation in this year’s Olympics. Ben Ismail, who finished in seventh place with a time of 48.998 seconds, placed at the bottom of the final heat and did not qualify for the next round, the semifinals. [...]

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London 2012 Live Update: August 10th

London 2012 Live Update: August 10th

| 10 August 2012 | 0 Comments

2:05 p.m.: Bilel Ouechtati was eliminated from Men’s 74kg Freestyle Wrestling by Abdulkhakim Shapiyev of Kazakhstan. 1:52 p.m.: Oussama Mellouli wins gold in Men’s 10km Swimming Marathon!! It went swimmingly! 11:58 a.m.: Khaled Houcine is eliminated in the semifinals of the Men’s Canoe Single (C1) 200m, finishing with a time of 44.373. 11:13 a.m.: Afef [...]

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Tunisian Handball Team Falls to Croatia in Quarterfinal Nailbiter

Tunisian Handball Team Falls to Croatia in Quarterfinal Nailbiter

| 09 August 2012 | 0 Comments

The Tunisian national handball team lost to Croatia last night in a thrilling match, ending their bid for a medal at this year’s Olympic Games in London. The quarterfinal match saw the North African team face the only undefeated team in the tournament. The odds heavily favored Tunisia’s European rivals. The match was anything but [...]

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Maroua Meziani Pinned Down in First Bout of Women’s Freestyle

Maroua Meziani Pinned Down in First Bout of Women’s Freestyle

| 09 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisian wrestler Maroua Meziani, the first Tunisian female to compete in a wrestling event in London this year, lost in today in the Women’s 48kg Freestyle competition. Meziani, who received a bye in the qualifiers, faced Japan’s Hitomi Obara in the 1/8 Finals. Hitomi, eight years the senior, made short work of Meziani, pinning the [...]

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Mrabet Races to Finish, Scores Pride but no Medal in 1000m Kayak

Mrabet Races to Finish, Scores Pride but no Medal in 1000m Kayak

| 08 August 2012 | 0 Comments

Tunisian kayaker Mohamed Ali Mrabet competed in the finals of Men’s Kayak Single 1000m race today, bringing his participation in the event to a close. Mrabet finished in fifth place of Final B, a conciliation round for those who those who finished in the bottom half of the semifinals. His performance in the race started [...]

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