Élodie Guégan

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Élodie Guégan
Personal information
Nationality  France
Born (1985-12-19) 19 December 1985 (age 29)
Ploemeur, Morbihan,
France
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Weight 55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Middle distance running
Club CIMA Pays d'Auray
Coached by Bruno Gajer
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 800 m: 1:58.93 (2008)

Élodie Guégan (born 19 December 1985 in Ploemeur, Morbihan) is a French middle distance runner, who specialized in the 800 metres.[1] She won two medals, silver and bronze, for the 800 metres at the 2005 European Athletics U23 Championships in Erfurt, Germany, and at the 2007 European Athletics U23 Championships in Debrecen, Hungary.[2][3] She also set a personal best time of 1:58.93 by finishing fifth at the 2008 ÅF Golden League in Saint-Denis, Paris.[4]

Guegan made her official debut for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where she competed in the women's 800 metres. She ran in the third heat of the event, against six other athletes, including Kenya's Pamela Jelimo, who eventually became an Olympic champion in the final. She came only in third place by nine hundredths of a second (0.09) behind Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair, with a time of 2:03.85. Guegan advanced into the next round of the competition, as she secured the final mandatory qualifying slot in the third heat.[5] Guegan, however, fell short in her bid for the final, as she did not finish the race in the third heat of the semifinal rounds.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Élodie Guégan". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Gordon, Ed (18 July 2005). "Klüft, Bába win golds – European U23 Champs, Last Day". IAAF. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "14 finals decided on thrilling afternoon of athletics on Day Three in Debrecen". European Athletics. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Turner, Chris (18 July 2008). "Jelimo 1:54.97; Robles 12.88; Wariner 43.86 in Paris - ÅF Golden League, Paris". IAAF. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Women's 800m Round 1 – Heat 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Women's 800m Semifinal 3". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

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