Samia Yusuf Omar

1991 - 2012

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Samia Yusuf Omar or Samiyo Omar (Somali: Saamiya Yuusuf Cumar; Arabic: سامية يوسف عمر‎; 25 March 1991 – April 2012) was a sprinter from Somalia. She was one of two Somali athletes who competed for their nation at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Omar had grown up in Mogadishu, and trained there during the Somali Civil War despite receiving harassment from local militia groups. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samia Yusuf Omar has received more than 67,819 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Samia Yusuf Omar is the 1,837th most popular athlete (down from 1,448th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Somalia (down from 29th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Somali Athlete.

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Among athletes, Samia Yusuf Omar ranks 1,837 out of 3,055Before her are Paraskevi Papachristou, Sofia Bekatorou, Ralf Bartels, Dwain Chambers, Sarah Burke, and Andriy Deryzemlya. After her are Viktor Maigourov, Danny Everett, Dmitri Markov, Jarome Iginla, Maria Grozdeva, and Zhou Chunxiu.

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Among people born in 1991, Samia Yusuf Omar ranks 390Before her are Luka Milivojević, Nam Woo-hyun, Esmaël Gonçalves, Orlando Berrío, Esapekka Lappi, and Will Stevens. After her are Emil Iversen, Max Chilton, David Pavelka, Chloe Bridges, Zhan Beleniuk, and Michael Carter-Williams. Among people deceased in 2012, Samia Yusuf Omar ranks 430Before her are Alan G. Poindexter, Ajmal Kasab, Leslie Carter, Jorge Andrés Boero, Andrew Breitbart, and Sarah Burke. After her are Rémi Ochlik, Víctor Cabedo, Gary Ablett, Mark Lenzi, Arfa Karim, and Ted Curson.

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In Somalia

Among people born in Somalia, Samia Yusuf Omar ranks 35 out of 39Before her are Barkhad Abdi (1985), Ali Mohammed Ghedi (1952), Abdi Bile (1962), Ilhan Omar (1982), Abdiweli Gaas (1967), and Mohamed Suleiman (1969). After her are Liban Abdi (1988), Fartuun Adan (1969), Abdisalam Ibrahim (1991), Ayub Daud (1990), and Faiza Jama Mohamed (1958).

Among ATHLETES In Somalia

Among athletes born in Somalia, Samia Yusuf Omar ranks 4Before her are Mo Farah (1983), Abdi Bile (1962), and Mohamed Suleiman (1969).