Hamdi DHOUIBI

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Tunisia Tunisia
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    24 JAN 1982
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    170694
Hamdi Dhouibi of Tunisia in the Decathlon's High Jump (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
100 Metres 10.74 +1.0 Radés (TUN) 08 AUG 2002
100 Metres 10.55 +8.0 Arles (FRA) 03 JUN 2006
200 Metres 22.6h Nabeul (TUN) 17 JUN 2009
400 Metres 47.04 Helsinki (FIN) 09 AUG 2005
1500 Metres 4:21.15 Almería (ESP) 30 JUN 2005
110 Metres Hurdles 14.12 +1.8 Tunis (TUN) 12 APR 2003
110 Metres Hurdles 14.04 +3.1 Arles (FRA) 05 JUN 2005
High Jump 1.99 Almería (ESP) 29 JUN 2005
Pole Vault 5.10 Radés (TUN) 09 JUL 2005
Long Jump 7.49 +0.6 Gent (BEL) 24 JUL 2002
Long Jump 7.50 +2.3 Tunis (TUN) 12 JUN 2005
Shot Put 14.54 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 07 MAY 2011
Discus Throw 44.37 Osaka (JPN) 01 SEP 2007
Javelin Throw 57.91 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 08 MAY 2011
Decathlon 8023 Helsinki (FIN) 10 AUG 2005

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
60 Metres 6.98 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 28 FEB 2003
60 Metres Hurdles 8.11 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 01 MAR 2003
Long Jump 7.39 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 28 FEB 2003
Heptathlon 5733 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 01 MAR 2003

Latest Active Season: 2011

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
100 Metres 11.03 +1.5 Doha (QAT) 19 DEC 2011
100 Metres 10.96 +2.1 Albi (FRA) 28 JUL 2011
400 Metres 48.87 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 07 MAY 2011
1500 Metres 4:26.37 Doha (QAT) 20 DEC 2011
110 Metres Hurdles 14.83 -0.7 Albi (FRA) 29 JUL 2011
110 Metres Hurdles 14.75 +3.3 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 08 MAY 2011
High Jump 1.91 Talence (FRA) 17 SEP 2011
Pole Vault 4.90 Doha (QAT) 20 DEC 2011
Long Jump 7.01 -0.8 Doha (QAT) 19 DEC 2011
Shot Put 14.54 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 07 MAY 2011
Discus Throw 43.91 Albi (FRA) 29 JUL 2011
Javelin Throw 57.91 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 08 MAY 2011
Decathlon 7731 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 08 MAY 2011

Outdoor

100 Metres

Performance Wind Place Date
2011 11.03 +1.5 Doha (QAT) 19 DEC 2011
2010 10.96 +1.3 Talence (FRA) 18 SEP 2010
2007 10.88 +1.7 Algiers (ALG) 18 JUL 2007
2006 11.14 -3.4 Bambous (MRI) 09 AUG 2006
2005 10.88 -1.3 Salo (ITA) 07 MAY 2005
2003 10.74 0.0 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 10 MAY 2003
2002 10.74 +1.0 Radés (TUN) 08 AUG 2002
2001 11.02 +0.5 Ottawa (CAN) 20 JUL 2001

Outdoor

400 Metres

Performance Place Date
2011 48.87 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 07 MAY 2011
2010 48.88 Kladno (CZE) 15 JUN 2010
2007 47.59 Osaka (JPN) 31 AUG 2007
2006 48.52 Arles (FRA) 03 JUN 2006
2005 47.04 Helsinki (FIN) 09 AUG 2005
2004 47.14 Algiers (ALG) 04 OCT 2004
2003 47.67 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 10 MAY 2003
2002 48.48 Radés (TUN) 08 AUG 2002
2001 49.61 Tunis (TUN) 11 SEP 2001

Outdoor

1500 Metres

Performance Place Date
2011 4:26.37 Doha (QAT) 20 DEC 2011
2010 4:41.75 Kladno (CZE) 16 JUN 2010
2007 4:31.08 Algiers (ALG) 19 JUL 2007
2006 4:33.75 Arles (FRA) 04 JUN 2006
2005 4:21.15 Almería (ESP) 30 JUN 2005
2003 4:28.92 Arles (FRA) 08 JUN 2003
2002 4:38.98 Radés (TUN) 09 AUG 2002
2001 4:31.15 Tunis (TUN) 12 SEP 2001

Outdoor

110 Metres Hurdles

Performance Wind Place Date
2011 14.83 -0.7 Albi (FRA) 29 JUL 2011
2010 14.69 +0.5 Kladno (CZE) 16 JUN 2010
2008 14.21 0.0 Radés (TUN) 28 JUN 2008
2007 14.36 +0.1 Algiers (ALG) 19 JUL 2007
2006 14.81 -1.9 Bambous (MRI) 10 AUG 2006
2005 14.56 -1.9 Helsinki (FIN) 10 AUG 2005
2004 14.56 Algiers (ALG) 05 OCT 2004
2003 14.12 +1.8 Tunis (TUN) 12 APR 2003
2002 14.47 -0.8 Nantes (FRA) 11 SEP 2002
2001 14.98 +0.3 Ottawa (CAN) 21 JUL 2001

Outdoor

High Jump

Performance Place Date
2011 1.91 Talence (FRA) 17 SEP 2011
2010 1.95 Nairobi (KEN) 28 JUL 2010
2007 1.85 Algiers (ALG) 18 JUL 2007
2006 1.97 Bambous (MRI) 09 AUG 2006
2005 1.99 Almería (ESP) 29 JUN 2005
2003 1.91 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 10 MAY 2003
2002 1.97 Radés (TUN) 08 AUG 2002
2001 1.86 Ottawa (CAN) 20 JUL 2001

Outdoor

Pole Vault

Performance Place Date
2011 4.90 Doha (QAT) 20 DEC 2011
2010 4.60 Kladno (CZE) 16 JUN 2010
2007 5.00 Algiers (ALG) 19 JUL 2007
2006 5.00 Tunis (TUN) 17 JUN 2006
2005 5.10 Radés (TUN) 09 JUL 2005
2004 4.60 Algiers (ALG) 07 OCT 2004
2003 4.82 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 11 MAY 2003
2002 5.00 Wien (AUT) 28 JUN 2002
2001 4.90 Ottawa (CAN) 21 JUL 2001

Outdoor

Long Jump

Performance Wind Place Date
2011 7.01 -0.8 Doha (QAT) 19 DEC 2011
2010 7.02 +1.6 Nairobi (KEN) 28 JUL 2010
2009 5.44 Tunis (TUN) 21 JUN 2009
2008 7.34 0.0 Radés (TUN) 28 JUN 2008
2007 7.15 +1.1 Götzis (AUT) 26 MAY 2007
2006 7.26 Bambous (MRI) 09 AUG 2006
2005 7.48 Almería (ESP) 29 JUN 2005
2003 7.25 Radés (TUN) 13 JUL 2003
2002 7.49 +0.6 Gent (BEL) 24 JUL 2002
2001 7.44 +1.8 Tunis (TUN) 11 SEP 2001
2000 7.41 +1.7 Nitra (SVK) 26 AUG 2000

Outdoor

Shot Put

Performance Place Date
2011 14.54 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 07 MAY 2011
2010 14.22 Nairobi (KEN) 28 JUL 2010
2007 13.89 Algiers (ALG) 18 JUL 2007
2006 13.91 Arles (FRA) 03 JUN 2006
2005 12.85 Helsinki (FIN) 09 AUG 2005
2003 13.91 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 10 MAY 2003
2002 12.58 Radés (TUN) 08 AUG 2002
2001 11.91 Ottawa (CAN) 20 JUL 2001

Outdoor

Discus Throw

Performance Place Date
2011 43.91 Albi (FRA) 29 JUL 2011
2010 43.90 Kladno (CZE) 16 JUN 2010
2007 44.37 Osaka (JPN) 01 SEP 2007
2006 38.19 Bambous (MRI) 10 AUG 2006
2005 41.53 Salo (ITA) 08 MAY 2005
2003 42.64 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 11 MAY 2003
2002 43.96 Radés (TUN) 09 AUG 2002
2001 39.17 Ottawa (CAN) 21 JUL 2001

Outdoor

Javelin Throw

Performance Place Date
2011 57.91 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 08 MAY 2011
2010 56.73 Radés (TUN) 06 JUN 2010
2007 52.99 Algiers (ALG) 19 JUL 2007
2006 50.93 Bambous (MRI) 10 AUG 2006
2005 52.83 Helsinki (FIN) 10 AUG 2005
2003 45.33 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 11 MAY 2003
2002 55.12 Radés (TUN) 09 AUG 2002
2001 54.34 Tunis (TUN) 12 SEP 2001

Outdoor

Decathlon

Performance Wind Place Date
2011 7731 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 08 MAY 2011
2010 7539 Kladno (CZE) 16 JUN 2010
2009 7050 Tunis (TUN) 05 JUL 2009
2008 7821 Arles (FRA) 08 JUN 2008
2007 7838 Algiers (ALG) 19 JUL 2007
2006 7566 Bambous (MRI) 10 AUG 2006
2005 8023 Helsinki (FIN) 10 AUG 2005
2004 7595 Algiers (ALG) 05 OCT 2004
2003 7851 Desenzano del Garda (ITA) 11 MAY 2003
2002 7965 Radés (TUN) 09 AUG 2002
2001 7548 Ottawa (CAN) 21 JUL 2001

Indoor

60 Metres

Performance Place Date
2002/03 6.98 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 28 FEB 2003

Indoor

60 Metres Hurdles

Performance Place Date
2002/03 8.11 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 01 MAR 2003

Indoor

Long Jump

Performance Place Date
2002/03 7.39 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 28 FEB 2003

Indoor

Heptathlon

Performance Place Date
2002/03 5733 Clermont-Ferrand (FRA) 01 MAR 2003

Honours - African Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Decathlon 7566 Bambous (MRI) 10 AUG 2006
1. Decathlon 7965 Radés (TUN) 09 AUG 2002
3. Pole Vault 4.80 Bambous (MRI) 12 AUG 2006
5. Decathlon 6173 Nairobi (KEN) 29 JUL 2010

Honours - All-African Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Decathlon 7838 Algiers (ALG) 19 JUL 2007
3. Pole Vault 4.90 Algiers (ALG) 21 JUL 2007

Honours - Francophone Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
2. Decathlon 7548 Ottawa (CAN) 21 JUL 2001

Honours - Pan-Arab Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Decathlon 7595 Algiers (ALG) 05 OCT 2004

Honours - African U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Long Jump 7.18 Réduit (MRI) 19 AUG 2001

Honours - National Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Decathlon 7050 Tunis (TUN) 05 JUL 2009
1. Pole Vault 5.10 Radés (TUN) 09 JUL 2005
1. Long Jump 7.25 Radés (TUN) 13 JUL 2003
Results in:

100 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
07 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE4 2. 11.18 -2.1
15 JUN 2011 Kladno TNT-Fortuna Meeting CZECZE B CE2 7. 11.38 -2.4
28 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE1 1. 10.96 +2.1
17 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE2 1. 11.06 -0.2
19 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 2. 11.03 +1.5

400 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
07 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE4 2. 48.87
28 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE1 - DNF
17 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE3 2. 48.92
19 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 2. 49.89

1500 Metres

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
08 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE2 2. 4:32.37
29 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE 5. 4:51.79
18 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 8. 4:38.90
20 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 1. 4:26.37

110 Metres Hurdles

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
08 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE4 5. 14.75 +3.3
29 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE2 1. 14.83 -0.7
18 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE1 3. 14.91 +0.1
20 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 3. 15.13 -0.2

High Jump

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
07 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE1 7. 1.89
28 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE 9. 1.78
17 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 13. 1.91
19 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 2. 1.85

Pole Vault

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
08 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE2 8. 4.55
29 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE - NH
18 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 9. 4.70
17 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C F 4. 4.70
20 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 1. 4.90

Long Jump

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result Wind
07 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE1 5. 6.78 -2.7
28 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE 12. 6.64 -2.6
17 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 15. 6.61 0.0
19 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 2. 7.01 -0.8

Shot Put

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
07 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE1 1. 14.54
28 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE 8. 13.74
17 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 11. 13.51
19 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 2. 13.75

Discus Throw

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
08 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE2 4. 42.98
29 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE 2. 43.91
18 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 6. 43.37
20 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 1. 38.13

Javelin Throw

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
08 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B CE2 5. 57.91
29 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B CE 6. 49.11
18 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B CE 11. 53.75
20 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C CE 3. 50.10

Decathlon

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
08 MAY 2011 Desenzano del Garda Multistars ITAITA B F 3. 7731
16 JUN 2011 Kladno TNT-Fortuna Meeting CZECZE B F - DNF
29 JUL 2011 Albi French Ch. FRAFRA B F 6. 5718
18 SEP 2011 Talence Décastar FRAFRA B F 9. 7599
20 DEC 2011 Doha Pan-Arab Games QATQAT C F 2. 7664


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Updated18 August 2007

Hamdi DHOUIBI, Tunisia (decathlon)

Born 24 January 1982, Kairouan; 1.90m / 85kg

Coach: Karim Sassi

Club : AC Nabeul

Hamdi Dhouibi, the African champion and record holder for the Decathlon, started athletics very young. Hailing from a sporting family, his model was his elder sister Hanane, Arab and Tunisian champion in the Heptathlon and High Jump. But they are not the only ones from the family who are into athletics - Hamdi’s other sister, Seloua, is a Javelin specialist while younger brother, Ameur, is a promising hurdler.

At school Hamdi was easily singled out for being by far the tallest and possessing a sportsman’s physique. He started playing handball at school in 1993 and could have enjoyed a bright career in the sport, according to one of his former coaches. But, one day, he followed Hanane to a training session at Nabeul’s stadium and was hooked on athletics.

Under his first coach, Ahmed Slama, Dhouibi became Tunisian under-16 champion in the Pole Vault, his first love. In 1999, he was selected for the World Youth Championships, in Bydgoszcz, Poland, finishing 18th (4.40) in the Pole Vault qualification round. The following year he was advised to try Decathlon and was immediately successful.

In his first year of training he was Tunisian champion with 6186 points. He also won almost all the races and field events he took part at the individual senior championships and, in July, he broke the national junior record with 6961 points. At the end of August he set the national junior record in the Long Jump (7.41m). 

To improve his training, and find better competition, Dhouibi enlisted with Qatar club, Al Sad, and Uzbek coach Ramil Ganiyev who himself had a best of 8445 points. Ganiyev instilled in him the decathlon culture, taught him to combine the taste of victory with fun. Dhouibi broke the 7000 points barrier for the first time at the 2001 Qatar Championships, setting a new Tunisian junior record of 7136 points, before getting back to Tunisia in May that year.

At the national junior championships, in early July, Dhouibi improved his national junior Long Jump record (7.44m), scoring 6830 points despite a no-mark in the discus. In the same month, at the Francophone Games in Ottawa, he showed a huge improvement, setting a Tunisian, Arab and African junior record of 7548 points. It put him 7th on the 2001 World Junior list. Moving from success to success, at the African Junior Championships, in Mauritius, he clinched gold in the Pole Vault (4.60m) and bronzes in the Long Jump (7.18m) and 110m hurdles (15.37).

A few weeks later (September 2001), at the Mediterranean Games, in Tunis, Dhouibi won the silver medal with 7530 points and became a national hero. He was offered a scholarship to train at Mauritius high performance centre, which he turned down to work with Ganiyev in Tunis. Ganiyev landed in Tunisia in June 2002, in charge of Dhouibi’s preparation for the 2003 World Championships, in Paris, and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

Results were immediate. In August 2002, at the Tunis-held African Championships, Dhouibi broke the area record with 7965 points. Furthermore, he started 2003 on a high note, breaking the African record for the indoor Heptathlon at the French Championships in Aubière (5733 points). In April he improved Tunisia’s record for the 110m Hurdles (14.12) and scored 7851 points for his first Decathlon in Desenzano.

Sadly, though, a series of injuries to Dhouibi’s back and shoulder marred the following months. Then, at the World Championships, he pulled out after the Shot Put because of a groin injury that demanded 6 months’ treatment. Getting back into training proved difficult and required the support of the entire Dhouibi family.

Dhouibi returned to Qatar for a two-month training camp prior to the Olympics but the pain revisited him. After treatment, he took part in the Tunisian Championships, in July, clinching bronze in the 110m Hurdles (14.2) and helping his club to win the 4 x 100m. But, unable to reach a decent level, he pulled out of Athens. His only Decathlon in 2004 was at the Pan-Arab Games, in Algiers, in October, which he won (7595)

In 2005, Dhouibi switched back to former coach, Karim Sassi, to prepare for the World Championships, in Helsinki. In succession, he scored 7774 points in Salò, 7919 in Arles and 7847 for the bronze medal at the Mediterranean Games in Almeria. Then, in Helsinki, Dhouibi produced the best Decathlon of his young career, placing 11th with an African record (8023). In so doing he became the first African over 8000 points.

Dhouibi and Sassi had only one target for 2006 - the African title in Mauritius. At his first meeting, in Arles, he recorded a good wind-aided score of 7868 points. In Mauritius he took an easy gold (7566), and Pole Vault bronze (4.80) and was selected as a reserve for the African team for World Cup, in Athens.

In 2007, Dhouibi started specific work to improve on his weaknesses, notably in the throws, with a view to success at the World Championships, in Osaka. But for his first test, in Götzis, he pulled out after 4 events with a toe injury. He returned in July, at the All Africa Games, in Algiers, winning without difficulty (7838) and adding another Pole Vault (bronze (4.90m).

With the arrival in June of Canadian scientific expert, Denis Methode, to help him polish his preparation, Dhouibi hopes to better his African record and leave a lasting impression in Osaka.

 

Yearly progression


2000: 6961; 2001: 7548; 2002: 7965; 2003: 7851; 2004: 7596; 2005: 8023; 2006: 7566; 2007: 7838

Personal bests

Decathlon:    8023 (2005)
Heptathlon (indoors):  5733 (2003)
100m     (10.55/10.74*)
400m     (47.04)
1500m    (4:21.15)
110m Hurdles   (14.04w/14.12)
High Jump    (1.99)
Pole Vault    (5.10)
Long Jump    (7.49)
Shot Put    (13.91)
Discus Throw   (43.96)
Javelin Throw   (55.12)
*doubt over 10.55


Career highlights

2001   2nd  Francophone Games  (7548)
2001  2nd Mediterranean Games (7530)
2002  1st  African Championships (7965)
2004  1st Pan-Arab Games (7596)
2005  3rd  Mediterranean Games (7847)
2005  11th  World Championships (8023)
2006   1st  African Championships (7566)
2007   1st  All-Africa Games (7838)

 


Prepared by Taoufik Gacem for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. ©  IAAF 2007.

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