Mohamad Gammoudi

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Non-starter • Other
Full nameMohamad•Tlili ben Abdallah Gammoudi
Used nameMohamad•Gammoudi
Original nameمحمد•التليلي بن عبد الله القمودي
Born11 February 1938 in Sidi-Aich, Gafsa (TUN)
Measurements172 cm / 60 kg
AffiliationsAS Militaire Tunis
NOC Tunisia
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 1
Total 4


Mohamad Gammoudi is not only the first Tunisian Olympic medallist, he is also the country’s first Olympic champion and has won four of the nation’s seven Olympic medals through 2010. A distance runner, Gammoudi ran the 5 and 10 km at the 1964, and 1968 and 1972 Olympics. He won the 1968 5k, was runner-up in the 1964 10 km and the 1972 5,000 m, while earning a bronze medal in the 1968 10,000 m. Gammoudi also won the 1968 International Cross-Country meet, and won three military world titles in that discipline. At the 1963 and 1967 Mediterranean Games, he doubled in the 5 and 10 km on the track. He also won a slew of Maghreb Championships (11) and Tunisian Championships (18) in cross country running and distances between 1,500 m and 10,000 m. He trained in the military and, following his retirement from active competition, was promoted to the rank of officer and later served as a technical consultant and talent scout for the national Tunisian Athletics Union.

Personal Bests: 5000 – 13:27.33 (1972); 10000 – 27:54.69 (1972).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Athletics TUN Mohamad Gammoudi
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 h3 r1/2
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNS
1968 Summer Olympics Athletics TUN Mohamad Gammoudi
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
Marathon, Men (Olympic) DNS
1972 Summer Olympics Athletics TUN Mohamad Gammoudi
5,000 metres, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) AC r2/2
1976 Summer Olympics Athletics TUN Mohamad Gammoudi
10,000 metres, Men (Olympic) DNS

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1976 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony TUN Mohamad Gammoudi

Special Notes