Idrissa Sanou

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Idrissa Sanou (born June 12, 1977) is a Burkinabé athlete specializing in the 100 metres.[1] Sanou holds the national records in both 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay.[2]

Sanou won a bronze medal at the 2002 African Championships in Radès, and a silver medal two years later in Brazzaville. Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, he achieved fourth place in his 100 metres heat, thus qualifying on due to time to the second round where he lost the race. He finished seventh at the 2006 African Championships and fourth at the 2008 African Championships. Sanou represented Burkina Faso at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 6th in his heat without advancing to the second round. He ran the distance in a time of 10.63 seconds.[1]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Burkina Faso
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 28th (h) 100 m 10.67
2000 Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 61st (h) 100 m 10.60
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 39th (h) 60 m 6.95
Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 19th (qf) 100 m 10.54
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 48th (h) 100 m 10.60
2002 African Championships Radès, Tunisia 3rd 100 m 10.16 (w)
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 31st (h) 60 m 6.77
World Championships Paris, France 37th (h) 100 m 10.42
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 8th 100 m 10.57
2004 African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 2nd 100 m 10.37
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 38th (qf) 100 m 10.43
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2nd 100 m 10.27
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 31st (qf) 100 m 10.80
Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 1st 100 m 10.48
9th (h) 200 m 21.64
5th 4x100 m relay 40.51
2006 African Championships Bambous, Mauritius 7th 100 m 10.86
2007 All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 4th 100 m 10.39
7th 4x100 m relay 40.17 (NR)
World Championships Osaka, Japan 39th (h) 100 m 10.61
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 40th (h) 60 m 7.03
African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 4th 100 m 10.41
Olympic Games Beijing, China 56th (h) 100 m 10.63
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 64th (h) 100 m 10.74
Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 21st (sf) 100 m 10.71 (w)
1st 4x100 m relay 39.57 (NR)


  1. ^ a b Athlete biography: Idrissa Sanou,, ret: Aug 25, 2008
  2. ^ Burkinabé athletics records