Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily

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Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (Arabic: هادي صوعان الصميلي‎‎), born December 30, 1976 in Taif is a Saudi Arabian athlete. He won the first Saudi silver medal in the Olympics in the 400 metres hurdles, clocking a personal best time: 47.53 seconds. He led for 399 metres but at the finishing line US sprinter Angelo Taylor surged forward to take the victory and the gold medal.

Competition record

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Saudi Arabia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 13th (sf) 400m hurdles 52.37
4×400m relay DQ
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 33rd (h) 400 m hurdles 50.54
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 34th (h) 400 m hurdles 49.94
15th (sf) 4x400 m relay 3:07.18
1999 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 22nd (h) 400 m hurdles 49.88
4x400 m relay DQ
Pan Arab Games Amman, Jordan 1st 400 m hurdles 50.02
2000 Asian Championships Jakarta, Indonesia 1st 400 m hurdles 49.13
3rd 4x400 m relay 3:05.00
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 400 m hurdles 47.53
28th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:09.57
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 4th 400 m hurdles 47.99
17th (h) 4x400 m relay 3:04.22
Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 3rd 400 m hurdles 48.94
2002 West Asian Games Kuwait City, Kuwait 1st 400 m hurdles 49.04
Asian Games Busan, South Korea 1st 400 m hurdles 48.42
1st 4x400 m relay 3:02.47
2003 World Championships Paris, France 16th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.25
4x400 m relay DQ
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 15th (sf) 400 m hurdles 48.98
Pan Arab Games Algiers, Algeria 1st 400 m hurdles 48.77
1st 4x400 m relay 3:03.03
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2nd 400 m hurdles 50.78
1st 4x400 m relay 3:04.35
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 11th (sf) 400 m hurdles 49.09
4x400 m relay DQ
Asian Championships Incheon, South Korea 1st 400 m hurdles 49.16
4x400 m relay DQ
2006 Asian Games Doha, Qatar 5th 400 m hurdles 50.69