Mehdi Hamama

Mehdi Hamama (Arabic: مهدي حمامة; born May 7, 1985) is an Algerian swimmer, who specialized in individual medley events.[1] He represented his nation Algeria at the 2008 Summer Olympics, placing himself among the top 50 swimmers in the men's 200 m individual medley.

Mehdi Hamama
Personal information
Full nameMehdi Hamama
Nationality Algeria
Born (1985-05-07) 7 May 1985
Algiers, Algeria
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight88 kg (194 lb)
StrokesIndividual medley

Hamama competed for Algeria in the men's 200 m individual medley at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Two months before the Games, he eclipsed a FINA B-standard entry time of 2:05.54 at the Mare Nostrum Barcelona Meet in Spain.[2] Rallying from fifth on the breaststroke leg in heat one, Hamama put up a tremendous effort to improve his lifetime best and smash a sub-2:05 barrier for the fourth spot in 2:04.91. Hamama failed to advance into the semifinals, as he placed forty-first overall in the prelims.[3]


  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Mehdi Hamama". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. "Olympic Cut Sheet – Men's 200m Individual Medley" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. p. 40. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  3. "Swimming: Men's 200m Individual Medley Heat 1". Beijing 2008. NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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