Leslie Djhone

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Leslie Djhone
Leslie Djhone Paris 2011.jpg
Leslie Djhone (left) at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1981-03-18) 18 March 1981 (age 33)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.87 m
Weight 76 kg
Sport
Sport sprinting

Leslie Djhone (born March 18, 1981 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast) is a French track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay.

Djhone won the 400 metres gold medal at the 2011 European Indoor Championships and the 400 metres bronze medal at the 2006 European Championships. In the final of the 400m event, he finished 4th at the 2003 World Championships, 5th at the 2007 World Championships, 8th at the 2009 World Championships, 7th at the 2004 Olympics and 5th at the 2008 Olympics.

Djhone has also enjoyed some success in the 4x400 metres relay, the highlight being a gold medal each at the 2003 World Championships, 2011 European Indoor Championships and 2006 European Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2002 European Championships.

Djhone set a new national outdoor record of 44.46 seconds in the semi-finals of the 400 m event at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.

Djhone set a new national indoor record in the 400 m with a run of 45.85 seconds at the 2010 French Athletics Championships, taking 17 hundredths of a second off Stéphane Diagana's 18-year-old mark.[1] In 2011, he won the 400 m (in a new national indoor record time of 45.54 seconds) and the 4x400 m relay gold medals at the 2011 European Indoor Championships.

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Results in international competitions[edit]

  • Note: Only the position in the final is indicated
Leslie Djhone at the 2008 Olympics.
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 1st 4x100 m relay
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd 4x100 m relay
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 4x400 m relay
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 400 m
2nd 4x100 m relay
World Championships Paris, France 4th 400 m
1st 4x400 m relay
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 400 m
Athens, Greece eliminated in the 1st round heats 4x400 m relay
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 400 m
European Cup Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 400 m
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland eliminated in the 1st round heats 400 m
Helsinki, Finland 6th 4x400 m relay
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 400m
1st 4x400 m relay
European Cup Málaga, Spain 1st 4x400 m relay
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 400 m
Osaka, Japan eliminated in the 1st round heats 4x400 m relay
European Cup Munich, Germany 1st 400 m
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th 400 m
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 400 m
Berlin, Germany 7th 4x400 m relay
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 400 m
Barcelona, Spain 6th 4x400 m relay
European Team Championships Bergen, Norway 2nd 400 m
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 400 m
1st 4x400 m relay

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