Morocco's Soufiane El Bakkali won the men's 3000m steeplechase final during the Tokyo Olympics at the Olympic Stadium on Monday.
The 25-year-old finished the race in 8:08.90, followed by Lamecha Girma of Ethiopia (8:10.38), while Kenya's Benjamin Kigen finished third in 8:11.45.
This is Morocco's first Olympic gold medal since 2004 when Hicham El Guerrouj clinched first place in both the 1500 m and 5000 m.
Arab competitors have won a total of nine medals so far in Tokyo Olympics: 4 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze.
Morocco is represented by 48 competitors in 17 sports in this year's summer Olympics.
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