Youcef Abdi

Youcef Abdi of Australia competes in the 3000m steeplechase final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Athlete Biography

Born in Algeria, Youcef Abdi moved to Australia after visiting Sydney for the 1996 World Junior Championships. He competed for his first Australian team in 2006, winning bronze in the 1500m at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games. He took up steeplechase in the and competed in the event at the 2008 Beijing Games, finishing sixth, just 0.14 seconds outside of Shaun Creighton’s Australian record.

Abdi competed at his second Games in London, finishing sixth in the steeplechase.