Ronald Desruelles

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Ronald Desruelles (born 14 February 1955 in Antwerp) is a retired Belgian athlete. He started as a long jumper, and achieved a personal best of 8.08 in 1979, a national record that stood for 17 years. He then concentrated on the short sprints, and won numerous medals in 60 metres. With 6.57 seconds in 1986 he was ranked third on the indoor top performers list that season. [1] However he lost a gold medal at the 1980 European Indoor Championships because of a doping offense.[1]

Desruelles won the Belgian 100 metres championships 7 times. He also won the 200 in 1985. In the 1986 European championships in Stuttgart he reached the 100 m semi-final. His brother Patrick Desruelles competed in the men's pole vault.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Belgium
1978 European Indoor Championships Milan, Italy 2nd Long jump
1984 European Indoor Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 60 m
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 3rd 60 m
European Indoor Championships Piraeus, Greece 3rd 60 m
1986 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 1st 60 m
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 2nd 60 m


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