The time for the Algerians at the Rio Olympics is nearing to an end, as there were only three athletes left competing for a medal in days 12 and 13.
Taoufik Makhloufi was looking slightly fatigued from the 800m, where he won the silver medal, but he is showing the determination to defend his 1500m Olympic title that he won in 2012. He did this by coming second in the 1500m semi-final, automatically qualifying him for the final this Sunday at 01:00 AM, where he will be competing for the gold medal.
It was an amazing performance from Larbi Bourrada in the men’s decathlon, which took place between both days 12 and 13. Despite the favouritism of both the eventual medallist’s, the American, Ashton Eaton and the Canadian, Damian Warner, the Algerian didn’t give up and ended the competition in an astonishing fifth place, with a total of 8,521 points. Proving to be the best Algerian and Africa’s all round athlete.
Here are the final results of Larbi Bourrada in each event of the men’s decathlon by order:
1) 100m – Position: 5th – Time: 10.75s (Came first in heat 2)
2) Long Jump – Position: 8th – Distance: 7.52m
3) Shot Put – Position: 21st – Distance: 13.78m
4) High Jump – Position: 7th – Distance: 2.10m (Came first in group B)
5) 400m – Position: 4th – Distance: 47.98s (Came first in heat 1)
6) 110m Hurdles – Position: 5th – Time: 14.15s (Came first in heat 1)
7) Discuss Throw – Position: 19th – Distance: 42.39m
8) Pole Vault – Position: 18th – Height: 4.60m
9) Javelin Throw – Position: 5th – Distance: 66.49m
10) 1500m – Position: 1st – Time: 4:14.60 (Came first in heat 2)
Mohamed Flissi went up against Valenzuela’s Yoel Finol in the quarter-finals of the men’s 52kg flyweight. Just like many of his other fellow Algerian boxers, Flissi had to just win this fight to guarantee a medal, but he fell down the same hole as the others, losing to Finol 3-0.