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26th Jun 2021

Olympian Abdalelah Haroun dies aged 24

George McKay

Awful news

Olympic athlete Abdalelah Haroun has died aged 24, Qatar’s Olympic team has announced.

Haroun, who won the 400m bronze medal at the World Athletics Championships in 2017, has reportedly died in a car crash.

Qatar’s Olympic team posted on Twitter:

Team Qatar sprinter and world 400m bronze medalist Abdalelah Haroun died today.

The sprinter held the Asian indoor record after become the champion in 2015 in Sweden.

Two years later, he won the 400m world bronze with a time of 44.48 seconds.

Following this, he won a silver medal at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in the United States, and two gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta in the 400m and 4X400m relay.

Haroun was born in Sudan before moving to Qatar to pursue his running career.