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Name KAMEL Yusuf Saad
NOC BRN - Bahrain Bahrain Date of Birth 29 MAR 1983
Residence Gender Male
Height 189 cm Weight 63 kg
Discipline Athletics

Athletics

Result
Date Time Event Phase Results
Rank Time Record
01 OCT 2014 19:20 Men's 800m Final Final DNF
30 SEP 2014 20:47 Men's 800m Round 1 Heat 2 2 1:49.56

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
1800m2006Doha, QAT1:45.74
181500m2010Guangzhou, CHN3:58.80
Olympic Games
5800m2008Beijing, CHN1:44.95
World Championships
11500m2009Berlin, GER3:35.93
3800m2009Berlin, GER1:45.35
9800m2007Osaka, JPN1:45.31
181500m2011Daegu, KOR3:47.18
World Challenge
1500m2014Madrid, ESPDNF
Asian Championships
6800m2013Pune, IND1:50.54

Detailed Information

Biography
Sporting / famous Relatives His father Billy Konchellah was 800m world champion in 1987 and 1991. (IAAF Handbook 2005)
Injuries After a knee injury in June 2010, he finished ninth in his heat at the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou, China a few months later. He blamed Bahraini officials for forcing him to compete injured in China. "They pushed me to come here and that's why I'm here. I felt pain when I warmed up and it hurt when I run. I'm not upset about my failure, but about them pushing me to run." (vietnambreakingnews.com, 03 Nov 2010)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
He first began running seriously in 2002. (IAAF, 06 Aug 2004)

Reason for taking up this sport
When he was young, he hated running and never enjoyed it. He said that at school his teachers had to make him run in school races. Then in 2002 he received a phone call from Kenya's 10,000m world champion Moses Tanui that changed his thinking. Tanui told him he thought he would be a good runner and should train with him. He started training with Tanui and quickly found he had talent. (IAAF, 06 Aug 2004)

General
FROM KENYA TO BAHRAIN
He first competed for his birth nation Kenya under the name Gregory Konchellah, but acquired Bahrain citizenship in 2003. When asked about the move, he said he made the switch to secure his future. (UK Independent, 04 Aug 2005; IAAF Handbook 2005)