Youcef Abdi

Born in Algeria, Youcef Abdi moved to Australia after visiting Sydney for the 1996 World Junior Championships. He competed for his first Australian team in 2006, winning bronze in the 1500m at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. He took up steeplechase in the and competed in the event at the 2008 Beijing Games, finishing sixth, just 0.14 seconds outside of Shaun Creighton’s Australian record.

Abdi competed at his second Games in London, finishing sixth in the steeplechase.

Olympic Results

2012 London

3000m Steeplechase - Men
Round 1 Heat 2 8:29.81 6
Final Placing 23 / 39

2008 Beijing

3000m Steeplechase - Men
Round 1 8:17.97 6th
Final 8:16.36 6th
Final Placing 6 / 39