Born7 May 1994 (age 22) (1994-05-07) El Eulma, Algeria
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Abdellatif Baka (born 7 May 1994) is a visually impaired Algerian middle-distance runner. Competing in the T13 classification, Baka represented his country at the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London where he won the gold medal in the 800 metres race, and the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, winning the 1500 metres. He won the 1500m in Rio with a record 3'48.29, a faster time than that of the 2016 Summer Olympics 1500m winner, Matthew Centrowitz Jr. The latter's time in the Rio Olympics men's 1500 meters final race was beaten not only by all three medalists in the Rio Paralympics men's 1500 meters race but also by Fouad Baka, who is the brother of Abdellatif Baka and came 4th in that final race. He is also a multiple World Championships winner, taking four medals over two tournaments.