Athlete Profile

Tarik Bouguetaib

  • COUNTRY Morocco Morocco
  • DATE OF BIRTH 30 APR 1981
Moroccan triple jumper Tarik Bouguetaib (Getty Images)
Moroccan triple jumper Tarik Bouguetaib (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Morocco Morocco
  • DATE OF BIRTH 30 APR 1981


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Updated 5 November 2007

Tarik BOUGUETAIB, Morocco (Long jump/ Triple Jump)

Born: 30 April 1981, Casablanca.
Coach: Mohammed Bouihiri

Tarik Bouguetaïb comes from a family of athletes. His father, Mustapha, was Moroccan champion and record holder in the Pole Vault and his mother, Fatima Meziane, was Arab champion in the 100m and Moroccan champion in the Long Jump. But, like most young Moroccans, Bouguetaib’s first sport was football. He used to be part of the youth team of the well-known Wydad of Casablanca but the family environment prevailed and he took to the horizontal jumps in the family’s club, WAC.

Bouguetaib was later called to the the Institut National d'Athletisme in Rabat by coach Mohammed Bouihiri (a friend of his father), with whom he managed to achieve the standard for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (8.21m). But, in Athens, he finished 13th in his qualifying group with 7.79.

Although Bouguetaib did take part in the triple jump in his junior years, his performances were modest and he gave it up for a while. But he tried again in 2005 and, in his first competition, he crushed the national record, establishing a new mark of 16.45. He carried on that year brilliantly clinching the silver medal at the Mediterranean Games, in Almeria, Spain, with a 17.00m effort.

In 2006, Bouguetaib was crowned African Triple Jump champion in Bambous, Mauritius (17.25w) in August, and was the only Moroccan selected for the World Cup, in Athens in September, placing 6th (16.57m).

In 2007 he clinched two medals at the Arab Championships, in Amman, Jordan -  gold in the Triple Jump (16.39m) and silver in the Long Jump (7.79m). He then went on to set an African record of 17.37m in Khemisset on 14 July but he failed to make an impression at the World Championships, in Osaka, being eliminated in the qualifying round (16.45m for 24th).  
 

Yearly Progression
Long Jump/Triple Jump: 1999: - /14.80; 2001: 7.63 /15.00; 2002: 7.84 / 15.64; 2003: 7.94 /15.40; 2004: 8.21; 2005: 7.99 /17.00; 2006: 7.80, 7.86i /17.06, 17.25w; 2007: 7.79, 8.35w /17.37.

Personal Bests
Long Jump: 8.21 (2004)
Triple Jump: 17.37 (2007)

Career Highlights

2004 6th African Championships (Long Jump, 7.72)
2004 3rd Pan Arab Games (Long Jump, 7.77)
2005 2nd Mediterranean Games (Triple Jump, 17.00)
2005 7th Mediterranean Games (Long Jump, 7.84)
2005 1st Francophone Games (Triple Jump, 16.91)
2005 2nd Francophone Games (Long Jump, 7.78)
2006 1st African Championships (Triple Jump, 17.25w)
2007 1st Arab Championships (Triple Jump, 16.39)
2007 2nd  Arab Championships (Long Jump, 7.79)

Prepared by Mohammed Benchrif for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2007.

Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Long Jump 8.22 Meknès 29 MAR 2008
Triple Jump 17.37 +2.0 Khémisset 14 JUL 2007
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
Long Jump 7.87 Valencia, ESP 09 FEB 2008
Triple Jump 16.82 Gent 24 FEB 2008
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2012 7.41 +0.6 Rabat 27 MAY
2011 7.56 +0.4 Rabat 05 JUN
2009 8.02 +1.8 Casablanca 14 JUN
2008 8.22 Meknès 29 MAR
2006 7.69 +1.0 Rabat 17 JUN
2005 7.99 Casablanca 08 MAY
2004 8.21 +1.6 Meknès 24 JUL
2003 7.94 +1.8 Casablanca 12 AUG
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2013 16.66 +1.8 Nice 13 SEP
2012 16.29 +1.0 Porto Novo 30 JUN
2011 16.40 Agadir 18 JUN
2010 16.32 Agadir 27 JUN
2008 16.82 +1.2 Addis Ababa 03 MAY
2007 17.37 +2.0 Khémisset 14 JUL
2006 17.06 +0.3 Casablanca 01 JUL
2005 17.00 +0.5 Almería 29 JUN
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
Long Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2009 7.63 Mondeville 31 JAN
2008 7.87 Valencia, ESP 09 FEB
2006 7.86 Valladolid 18 FEB
2005 7.77 Madrid 24 FEB
Triple Jump Show Graphshow
Performance Wind Place Date
2008 16.82 Gent 24 FEB
2006 16.61 Valladolid 18 FEB
Honours - Long Jump
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXIX Olympic Games 14q2 7.69 -0.1 Beijing (National Stadium) 16 AUG 2008
28th Olympic Games 13q2 7.79 -0.4 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 24 AUG 2004
Honours - Triple Jump
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXIX Olympic Games q2 NM Beijing (National Stadium) 18 AUG 2008
11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 13q2 16.45 +0.2 Osaka 25 AUG 2007
10th IAAF World Cup 6 16.57 -0.2 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 17 SEP 2006
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 8q2 16.38 +1.4 Helsinki 10 AUG 2005


Focus on Athletes biographies are produced by the IAAF Communications Dept, and not by the IAAF Statistics and Documentation Division. If you have any enquiries concerning the information, please use the Contact IAAF page, selecting ‘Focus on Athletes Biographies’ in the drop down menu of contact area options.


Updated 5 November 2007

Tarik BOUGUETAIB, Morocco (Long jump/ Triple Jump)

Born: 30 April 1981, Casablanca.
Coach: Mohammed Bouihiri

Tarik Bouguetaïb comes from a family of athletes. His father, Mustapha, was Moroccan champion and record holder in the Pole Vault and his mother, Fatima Meziane, was Arab champion in the 100m and Moroccan champion in the Long Jump. But, like most young Moroccans, Bouguetaib’s first sport was football. He used to be part of the youth team of the well-known Wydad of Casablanca but the family environment prevailed and he took to the horizontal jumps in the family’s club, WAC.

Bouguetaib was later called to the the Institut National d'Athletisme in Rabat by coach Mohammed Bouihiri (a friend of his father), with whom he managed to achieve the standard for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games (8.21m). But, in Athens, he finished 13th in his qualifying group with 7.79.

Although Bouguetaib did take part in the triple jump in his junior years, his performances were modest and he gave it up for a while. But he tried again in 2005 and, in his first competition, he crushed the national record, establishing a new mark of 16.45. He carried on that year brilliantly clinching the silver medal at the Mediterranean Games, in Almeria, Spain, with a 17.00m effort.

In 2006, Bouguetaib was crowned African Triple Jump champion in Bambous, Mauritius (17.25w) in August, and was the only Moroccan selected for the World Cup, in Athens in September, placing 6th (16.57m).

In 2007 he clinched two medals at the Arab Championships, in Amman, Jordan -  gold in the Triple Jump (16.39m) and silver in the Long Jump (7.79m). He then went on to set an African record of 17.37m in Khemisset on 14 July but he failed to make an impression at the World Championships, in Osaka, being eliminated in the qualifying round (16.45m for 24th).  
 

Yearly Progression
Long Jump/Triple Jump: 1999: - /14.80; 2001: 7.63 /15.00; 2002: 7.84 / 15.64; 2003: 7.94 /15.40; 2004: 8.21; 2005: 7.99 /17.00; 2006: 7.80, 7.86i /17.06, 17.25w; 2007: 7.79, 8.35w /17.37.

Personal Bests
Long Jump: 8.21 (2004)
Triple Jump: 17.37 (2007)

Career Highlights

2004 6th African Championships (Long Jump, 7.72)
2004 3rd Pan Arab Games (Long Jump, 7.77)
2005 2nd Mediterranean Games (Triple Jump, 17.00)
2005 7th Mediterranean Games (Long Jump, 7.84)
2005 1st Francophone Games (Triple Jump, 16.91)
2005 2nd Francophone Games (Long Jump, 7.78)
2006 1st African Championships (Triple Jump, 17.25w)
2007 1st Arab Championships (Triple Jump, 16.39)
2007 2nd  Arab Championships (Long Jump, 7.79)

Prepared by Mohammed Benchrif for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2007.