Fawzi Chaaban

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameFawzi Ali Mohamed•Chaaban
Used nameFawzi•Chaaban
Original nameفوزي علي محمد•شعبان
Born7 October 1930 in Al-Iskanderiya (Alexandria), Al-Iskanderiya (EGY)
Died10 May 1992 in Al-Iskanderiya (Alexandria), Al-Iskanderiya (EGY)
NOC Egypt


The son of an Alexandria businessman, Fawzi Chaaban was an all-around track and field athlete who took numerous titles as the Egyptian military champion in the 1950s. His first major success at the international level came at the inaugural 1951 Mediterranean Games, where he took bronze in the triple jump. The following year he was selected to represent Egypt at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics in the triple jump, 100 and 200 metres sprints, and the 4x100 metres relay (the latter alongside Emad Shafei, Fouad Yazgi, and Youssef Omar), but never made it out of the first round of any event. His last major international podium finishes came at the 1955 Mediterranean Games, where he took silver in the triple jump and bronze in the 4x100 metres relay, with the non-Olympians Moustafa Maroum, Yusuf Zain El-Abdin and Faruk Tadros.

Chaaban also played handball for the Gezira Sporting Club and received a national Order of Merit for his services to sport. Like his father, he was a businessman by career and ran a tourism company, in addition to serving as an officer in the military and as the head of its athletics team.

Personal Bests: 100 – unknown; 200 – unknown; TJ – 14.59 (1955).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Athletics EGY Fawzi Chaaban
100 metres, Men (Olympic) 6 h9 r1/4
200 metres, Men (Olympic) 4 h5 r1/4
4 × 100 metres Relay, Men (Olympic) Egypt 7 h1 r1/3
Triple Jump, Men (Olympic) 34 r1/2

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