April 10, 1970 |
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Event(s)||110 metres hurdles
400 metres hurdles
|Coached by||Eddy Ottoz|
|Achievements and titles|
His personal best time was 13.42 seconds, achieved in August 1994 in Berlin. This is a former Italian record, which in turn belonged to his father Eddy Ottoz with 13.46 seconds. The Italian record currently belongs to Emanuele Abate with 13.28 seconds.
In 1995, Laurent set the fastest automatically recorded time for the rarely run 200 metres low hurdles at 22.55. While inferior to the last official world record in the race, a hand timed 21.9 by Don Styron in 1960, Ottoz bettered the previous best automatic time 22.63 held by Colin Jackson, arguably the best hurdler in the world at that time. On 16 May 2010 the English hurdler Andy Turner set 22.30, but his record was never recognized by International federation, because was obtained in a straight race. Ottoz ran his race around a bend. IAAF still recognizes Styron as a hand timed record, Turner as the automatically timed record, both for a straight race, and Ottoz as the record holder for around a bend.
World best performance
- 200 metres hurdles (bend): 22.55 ( Milan, 31 May 1995) - current holder
|1992||European Indoor Championships||Genoa, Italy||6th||60 m hurdles|
|1997||Mediterranean Games||Bari, Italy||2nd||400 m hurdles|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||6th||400 m hurdles|
|2001||Mediterranean Games||Tunis, Tunisia||3rd||400 m hurdles|
|2005||Mediterranean Games||Almería, Spain||2nd||400 m hurdles|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||18th||400 m hurdles|
- 4 wins in the 110 metres hurdles (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994)
- 6 wins in the 400 metres hurdles (1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002)
- 3 wins in the 60 metres hurdles indoor (1991, 1993, 1994)
- Italian all-time lists - 110 metres hurdles
- Italian all-time lists - 400 metres hurdles
- List of world records in athletics
- Ottoz family
- "PODIO INTERNAZIONALE DAL 1908 AL 2008 - UOMINI". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 11 December 2012.
- Italian all-time list, men's 110 metres hurdles
- Italian athletics records
- Italian all-time list, men's 400 metres hurdles
- "GAY CLOCKS 19.41 ON STRAIGHT 200M IN MANCHESTER". iaaf.org. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- "Daegu 2011 Statistics Book - Part 1 (of 5)". iaaf.org. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- 1992 European Indoor Championships, men's 60 m hurdles final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
- Mediterranean Games - GBR Athletics
- 1998 European Championships, men's results - Sporting Heroes
- ""CAMPIONATI "ASSOLUTI" ITALIANI SUL PODIO TRICOLORE – 1906 2012". sportolimpico.it. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "ITALIAN INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS". gbrathletics.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- Laurent Ottoz profile at IAAF
- Laurent Ottoz at Sports Reference
- Athlete profile at All-Athletics web site