Nouria Mérah-Benida, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Nouria Mérah-Benida

athletics competitor

Date of Birth: 19-Oct-1970

Place of Birth: Algiers, Algiers Province, Algeria

Profession: middle-distance runner

Nationality: Algeria

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Nouria Mérah-Benida

  • Nouria Merah-Benida (Arabic: ????? ???? ??????) (born October 19, 1970 in Algiers) is a former Algerian middle distance runner. At the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg Merah-Benida won silver medals in both 800 metres and 1500 metres.
  • At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney she won an extremely surprising gold medal ahead of Romanians Violeta Szekely (silver) and Gabriela Szabo (bronze).
  • The same year she won an 800 m silver medal and a 1500 m gold medal at the African Championships.
  • She retired after the 2001 season.

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