Elsa Devassoigne

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Elsa Devassoigne (born 12 October 1969) is a retired French middle distance runner who specialized in the 200 and 400 metres.

She was born in Schœlcher, Martinique and represented the club CS Fontainebleau.[1] As a junior she won a bronze medal in the 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1987 European Junior Championships, together with Anne Leseur, Cécile Peyre and Odiah Sidibé.[2] The next year she finished eighth in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1988 World Junior Championships.[3]

In relays as a senior she finished fifth at the 1991 World Indoor Championships,[4] sixth at the 1993 World Championships,[5] eighth at the 1996 Olympic Games[1] and second at the 1997 Mediterranean Games.

In the individual distance she won the 1993 Mediterranean Games.[6] She also competed at the 1992 Olympic Games[1] and the 1993 World Championships without reaching the final.[7]

She became French 400 metres champion in 1992 and 1996.[8] Her personal best time was 51.75 seconds, achieved in 1992.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Elsa Devassoigne". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas. "European Junior Championships 1987". World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas. "World Junior Championships 1988". World Junior Athletics History. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women 4x400m Relay Athletics 3rd World Indoor Championship 1991 Sevilla (ESP)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Women 4x400m Relay World Championship 1993 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  7. ^ "Women World Championship 1993 Stuttgart (GER)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  8. ^ "French Championships". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 3 January 2012.