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Habiba Ghribi

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Known For: Track & FIeld
Dates: April 9, 1984 - Present
Country: Tunisia

About

Habiba won the silver medal for the 3000 meters steeplechase during the 2012 London Olympic Games.  Her achievement marked Tunisia’s first ever Olympic Silver medal won by a woman. 

Habiba competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.  In 2009 Habiba was named Athlete of the Year by daily Arabic newspaper Assahafa.  For most of 2010, she was bedridden due to operations on both her feet.  She returned to competition in September of that year. In 2011 she became the first Tunisian woman to win a medal at the IAAF World Championships, where she took silver in Daegu.

Her other achievements include a silver medal at the African championships in 2006, two time world championships finalist, and a Diamond league meeting winner. 

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