Stéphan Buckland

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Stéphan Buckland
Stéphane Buckland Helsinki2005.jpg
Buckland at the 2005 World Championships
Personal information
Nationality Mauritian
Born (1977-01-12) 12 January 1977 (age 37)
Floreal, Mauritius
Residence Mauritius
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) 100 metres, 200 metres

Stéphan Buckland (also written Stéphane Buckland; born 12 January 1977) is a retired Mauritian track and field athlete who competed in the 100 and 200 metres.

Biography[edit]

Buckland's international career began in 1999 after joining the IAAF High Performance Training Centre in Dakar, Senegal. Under coach Dr Herve Stephan, he has progressed to be ready in participating in many international world class track and field meetings. In 1999, he competed in several meetings in Italy and France. He ran a season best and personal best of 10.22 at the Meeting of La Roche Sur Yon in France which at that time was also a national record for Mauritius and eventually achieved the qualifying standards to enter the 100m event at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Sevilla, Spain. At these Championships, he reached the quarterfinals by finishing fifth in 10.39. After these Championships, he reached the final of the 100m at the All Africa Games finishing last and taking fifth place in the 4x100m relay.

In 2000, Buckland broke his 100 record three times, running 10.16 at the Meeting Internacional Atletismo Funchal in Funchal, Portugal. In Funchal, Buckland also ran a national record of 20.31 smashing the former Mauritian record of 20.72 held by Eric Milazar. Earlier that year, he ran his first official 200m race at the Mauritian International Meeting and broke the meeting record as well as the national record with a time of 20.66. He ran a meeting record of 20.43 in the 200m at the Meeting Atletica Internazionale Barletta, which he still holds today. He also won the 100m in 10.29 at this meeting. Other performances include two silver medals at the African Athletics Championships, taking second places in the 100m in 10.20 and the 4x100m relay. His major breakthrough that year was his amazing performance at the Sydney Olympic Games in Australia. He reached the quarterfinals of the 100m by winning his heat in 10.35. He impressed many again by reaching the 200m semifinal finishing fifth in 20.56 and missing the final by a couple of milliseconds. After this performance, Buckland decided to focus mainly on the 200m event and continued to specialize in it.

In 2001, Buckland became the first athlete in history to win the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay at the Francophone Games in Ottawa, Canada. In the 100m, he beat Canadian Bruny Surin, one of the fastest man on Earth, in a time of 10.13, setting a new national record. He then won the 200m final in 20.33 after winning his qualification and semifinal races in 20.62 and 20.66 respectively. He then anchored the Mauritian relay team to gold with a new national record of 39.04. What followed was even better. At the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Canada, Stephan Buckland reached the final for the first time finishing sixth in 20.24. He broke the national record in his quarterfinal race running 20.23 and then again the following day, in his semifinal race with a time of 20.15. He also reached the semifinal of the 4x100m relay with Eric Milazar, Fernando Augustin, and Arnaud Casquette by setting a new national record of 38.99 seconds. With all these amazing performances, many Mauritians had found their new national hero and Buckland was given an honourable welcome after his return from Edmonton. Together with Eric Milazar, who finished fourth in the 400m at the World Championships, they were congratulaed by the Prime Minister and treated with a parade in Port Louis. His performance also gave him entry to many Golden League competitions in Europe. He finisned seventh at the Weltklasse Golden League in Zurich, Switzerland and again at the Memorial Van Damme Golden League in Bruxelles, Belgium, in times of 20.63 and 20.42 respectively. He was also selected to represent Mauritius at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia where he took seventh place in 20.92. He ended his season by running his first 300m race at the Apres Midi Des Stars Meeting Reduit, taking second place and beaten by compatriot Eric Milazar. This race was more of a treat for the public who came in large numbers to see the island's two best athletes square off.

In 2002, Buckland was haunted by injuries and had to end his season prematurely. He equalled his national record of 10.13 at the Mauritius International Meeting on home soil and went on to participated in many European competitions. He took fifth place at the Golden Gala Golden League Meeting in Rome and took fourth place at the Athens Grand Prix in Greece in a season's best of 20.31. He participated at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England and won his 200 heat in 20.91 and his quarterfinal race in 20.77. He was injured in the semifinal and finished sixth in 20.61 and unable to reach the final although he was a serious medal contender. This injury also disabled him from competing at the African Athletics Championships in Tunisia where compatriot Eric Milazar won the 400m.

In 2003, Buckland bounced back at the international scene where he took third place in the 200m at the Rome Golden League in 20.48. He then won the 200m at the KBC Night of Athletics, Belgium in a time of 20.33. He finished second at the Athens Grand Prix in 20.32. Other performances include fourth place at the Gaz de France Golden League in Paris, France in 20.42. He was then promoted to third place after the disqualification of an American athlete due to doping. At the Meeting International Resisprint, Buckland won the 200m in 20.29, a new meeting record which he still holds today. At the 2003 9th IAAF World Athletics Championships, Buckland reached the final for the second time finishing fifth in 20.41. He broke the national record in the quarterfinal, running 20.06 seconds, making him the third fastest 200m sprinter on the African continent. He also ran 20.11 in his semifinal race finishing second behind American Darvis Patton and automatically qualified for the final. After his return from the World Championships, Buckland participated at the Indian Ocean Island Games where he won three gold medals in the 100m (10.60), the 200m (20.64) and 4x100m relay (39.23). He broke the Games record in the 200m qualification in 20.46, a record that still holds today as well as in the 4x100m relay where he anchored to 39.23. After the Games, Buckland was selected by the IAAF to participate at the first IAAF World Athletics Final, the second most important athletics competition in the world. This competition was held in Monte Carlo, Monaco. He took the bronze medal in the 200m finishing third in 20.44 and received the IAAF certificate of honour for being among the 10 best 200m athlete in the world.

Buckland is one of the few athletes who has reached the IAAF World Championships in Athletics 200 m final three times consecutively. He did so in 2001, 2003, and 2005. Buckland's international career started in 1999 where he participated in the 1999 World Championships in Athletics held in Sevilla, Spain. After winning numerous international meetings in 2000, he went on to represent Mauritius at the Sydney Olympic Games where he finished fifth in his semifinal race in 20.56. He was also a 100m quarterfinalist at these Olympics. In 2001, Buckland won three gold medals at the Francophone Games held in Ottawa, Canada. In 2003, Buckland established a new national record in the 200m with a time of 20.06 in the quarterfinal race at the 2003 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Paris, France. Buckland came sixth in the 200m final at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In 2006, Buckland won a silver medal in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. He went on to represent Mauritius at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He competed at the 200 metres where he placed third in his first round heat in a time of 20.98 seconds. He improved his time in the second round to 20.37 seconds, but only finished fifth in his heat. His time was still enough to advance to the semifinals, but he was unable to make it to the finals. In his semifinal race he placed sixth with a time of 20.48 seconds.[1]

In 2008, Stéphan Buckland won the 200m at the IAAF World Athletics Final held in Stuttgart, Germany. To qualify for this prestigiuous competition, athletes must gain enough points and be among the top eight in the event in the IAAF World Athletics Tour.

In the last decades, Stéphane Buckland proved to be the most prolific athlete for the Mauritian Flag.

Personal Bests[edit]

Date Event Venue seconds)
23 February 2004 60 metres Budapest, Hungary 6.72
21 July 2001, 21 April 2002 100 metres Ottawa, Canada 10.13 (National record)
19 January 2008 150 metres Reduit, Mauritius 15.47 (National record)
27 August 2003 200 metres Paris, France 20.06 (National record)

Prize Money Earned from Most Important Competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Event(s) Results Time Prize Money (US $ Dollars)
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 200m 6th 20.24 $6,000
2003 IAAF World Athletics Championships Paris, France 200m 5th 20.41 $10,000
2003 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 200m 3rd 20.44 $12,000
2004 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 200m 3rd 20.41 $12,000
2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships Paris, France 200m 5th 20.41 $10,000
2005 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 200m 5th 20.64 $5,000
2006 IAAF World Cup in Athletics Athens, Greece 200m, 4x100m 8th, 5th 20.96. 38.87 $1000 + $6000
2008 IAAF Grand Prix Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia 100m, 200m 7th, 1st 10.65, 20.57 $700 + $4000
2008 IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 200m 1st 20.57 $30,000
2009 IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 200m 4th 20.75 $7,000

IAAF World rankings[edit]

Year Month Event Ranking Points
2000 December 100m 36th 1206
2000 December 200m 38th 1188
2001 December 100m 34th 1200
2001 December 200m 8th 1284
2002 December 200m 15th 1216
2003 December 200m 4th 1308
2004 June 200m 3rd 1308
2004 July 200m 1st 1326
2004 December 200m 5th 1321
2005 December 200m 7th 1256
2006 December 200m 18th 1210
2008 December 200m 7th N/A
2008 December 100m 69th N/A
2009 December 100m 32nd N/A
2009 December 200m 9th N/A

Clubs[edit]

Club Country
High Performance Training Centre (HPTC) Dakar, Senegal
Viry Nord Sud Évry Essonne France
Racing Club de France France

Sport Awards[edit]

Year Name Award Discipline
2000 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (June) Athletics
2000 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (September) Athletics
2000 Stephan Buckland National Sports Award Sportsman of the Year Athletics
2001 Stephan Buckland National Sports Award Sportsman of the Year Athletics
2003 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (June) Athletics
2003 Stephan Buckland National Sports Award Sportsman of the Year Athletics
2006 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (March) Athletics
2006 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (August) Athletics
2006 Stephan Buckland National Sports Award Sportsman of the Year Athletics
2008 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (June) Athletics
2008 Stephan Buckland Allsports Athlete Award of the Month (September) Athletics
2009 Stephan Buckland YOP Athlete of the Month (March) Athletics
2009 Stephan Buckland YOP Athlete of the Month (June) Athletics

All Achievements in Athletics[edit]

Year Meeting Venue Result Event Time
1994 5th IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships Lisbon, Portugal 8th 200m Heat 22.26
1995 2nd African Junior Athletics Championships Bouake, Ivory Coast 6th 100m Final 10.89
1995 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.61
1996 African Athletics Championships Yaounde, Cameroon ? 100m Semifinal ?
1996 6th IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships Sydney, Australia 5th 100m Heat 10.68
1996 6th IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships Sydney, Australia 8th 100m Quarterfinal 11.13
1997 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.61
1997 Southern African Meeting Durban, South Africa 2nd 100m 10.61
1998 Jeux des Iles de L'ocean Indien St Denis, Reunion 2nd 100m ?
1998 Jeux des Iles de L'ocean Indien St Denis, Reunion 1st 4x100m 39.86
1998 Commonwealth Games Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 7th 4x100m Final 42.70
1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 6th 60m Heat 6.81
1999 Meeting Atletica Leggera Viareggio Viareggio, Italy 4th 100m 10.63
1999 Meeting Internazionale Citta di Avellino Avellino, Italy 2nd 100 m 10.60
1999 Lucozade International Sport Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 3rd 100m 10.50
1999 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.43
1999 Meeting International Sotteville-Les-Rouens Sotteville, France 1st 100 m 10.33
1999 Meeting National La-Roche-Sur-Yon La-Roche-Sur-Yon, France 1st 100 m 10.22
1999 IAAF World Championships Sevilla, Spain 6th 100m Heat 10.43
1999 IAAF World Championships Sevilla, Spain 8th 100m Quarterfinal 10.39
1999 All Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 3rd 100m Heat 10.37
1999 All Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 4th 100m Semifinal 10.34
1999 All Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 8th 100m Final 11.17
1999 All Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 5th 4x100m Final 39.83
2000 Pretoria Engen Summer Grand Prix Pretoria, South Africa 1st 100 m 10.30
2000 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100m 10.19
2000 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200m 20.66
2000 Meeting National de Bugeat Bugeat, France 1st 100m Qualification 10.57
2000 Meeting National de Bugeat Bugeat, France 1st 100m Final 10.24
2000 Meeting Arcobaleno AtleticaEuropa Celle Ligure, Italy 1st 100m 10.39
2000 Meeting Arcobaleno AtleticaEuropa Celle Ligure, Italy 1st 200m 20.63
2000 Meeting Internacional Atletismo Funchal Funchal, Portugal 1st 100m 10.16
2000 Meeting Internacional Atletismo Funchal Funchal, Portugal 1st 200m 20.31
2000 Meeting Atletica Internazionale Barletta Barletta, Italy 1st 100m 10.29
2000 Meeting Atletica Internazionale Barletta Barletta, Italy 1st 200m 20.43(MR)
2000 Meeting Atletica Citta di Formia Formia, Italy 1st 200m 20.78
2000 Meeting Atletica Citta di Formia Formia, Italy 2nd 100m 10.33
2000 African Athletics Championships Algiers, Algeria 2nd 100m Final 10.20
2000 African Athletics Championships Algiers, Algeria 2nd 4x100m 40.07
2000 Memorial Primo Nebiolo Torino, Italy 2nd 200m 20.54
2000 Memorial Primo Nebiolo Torino, Italy 6th 100m 10.38
2000 Meeting International Venizelia Chania, Greece 4th 200m 20.67
2000 Meeting Atletismo Lisbon Lisbon, Portugal 4th 100m 10.22
2000 Meeting Pre-Olympic Warmup Sydney, Australia 2nd 100m 10.36
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 1st 100m Heat 10.35
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th 100m Quarterfinal 10.26
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 2nd 200m Heat 20.81
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 4th 200m Quarterfinal 20.53
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 6th 200m Semifinal 20.56
2000 Sydney Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 5th 4x100m Heat 39.55
2001 Nikaia Grand Prix Nice, France 4th 200 m 20.51
2001 Engen Grand Prix Meeting Pretoria, South Africa 2nd 100m 10.31
2001 Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix Doha, Qatar 2nd 200 m 20.60
2001 Meeting Notturna di Milano Milano, Italy 2nd 200 m 20.58
2001 Meeting International Atletismo Funchal Funchal, Portugal 3rd 100m 10.42
2001 Meeting International Atletismo Funchal Funchal, Portugal 1st 200m 20.54
2001 Meeting Atletica Trofeo Oscali Maurina Imperia, Italy 1st 100 m Qualification 10.44
2001 Meeting Atletica Trofeo Oscali Maurina Imperia, Italy 1st 100 m Final 10.48
2001 Meeting ABSA Yellowpages Rooterport, South Africa 1st 100 m 10.27
2001 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.25
2001 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 4x100 m 40.57
2001 Meeting International Dakar Dakar, Senegal 1st 100 m 10.26
2001 Meeting International Dakar Dakar, Senegal 1st 200 m 20.59
2001 Memorial Primo Nebiolo Torino, Italy 1st 200 m 20.58
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 100 m Heat 10.29
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 100 m Quarterfinal 10.19
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 100 m Semifinal 10.22
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 100 m Final 10.13
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 200 m Heat 20.62
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 200 m Semifinal 20.66
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 200 m Final 20.33
2001 Francophone Games Ottawa, Canada 1st 4x100m Final 39.04
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 200 m Heat 20.61
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 200 m Quarterfinal 20.23
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 3rd 200 m Semifinal 20.15
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 6th 200 m Final 20.24
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 4x100m Heat 38.99 (NR)
2001 IAAF World Athletics Championships Edmonton, Canada 7th 4x100m Semifinal 39.25
2001 Weltklasse Golden League Zurich, Switzerland 7th 200 m 20.63
2001 Memorial Van Damme Golden League Bruxelles, Belgium 7th 200 m 20.42
2001 Goodwill Games Brisbane, Australia 7th 200 m 20.92
2001 Apres Midi des Stars Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 300 m 33.41
2002 1st Lucozade National Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 21.51
2002 Pretoria Engen Summer Grand Prix Pretoria, South Africa 4th 100 m 10.29
2002 Germiston Engen Summer Grand Prix Germiston, South Africa 3rd 200 m 20.43
2002 Germiston Engen Summer Grand Prix Germiston, South Africa 2nd 100 m 10.25
2002 Meeting International Dakar Dakar, Senegal 2nd 100 m 10.20
2002 Meeting Notturna di Milano Milano, Italy 2nd 200 m 21.02
2002 Meeting Geants du Nord Villeneuve D'ascq, France 2nd 200 m 20.29
2002 Meeting Geants du Nord Villeneuve D'ascq, France 2nd 100 m 10.32
2002 KBC Night of Athletics Heusden Zolder, Belgium 6th 100 m 10.47
2002 Memorial Primo Nebiolo Torino, Italy 4th 100 m 10.37
2002 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.17
2002 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.13
2002 Golden Gala Golden League Rome, Italy 5th 200 m 20.56
2002 Athens Grand Prix Athens, Greece 4th 200 m 20.31
2002 Athletissima Super Grand Prix Lausanne, Switzerland 8th 200 m 20.78
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 1st 200 m Heat 20.91
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 1st 200 m Quarterfinal 20.77
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England 6th 200 m Semifinal 20.61
2003 Engen Summer Series Roodepoort, South Africa 9th 100m 10.61
2003 Engen Summer Series Pretoria, South Africa 6th 200m 20.72
2003 Meeting Lucozade Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100m 10.64
2003 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m Qualification 10.22
2003 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m Final 10.45
2003 Air Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100m 10.62
2003 Gran Premio Reebok San Sebastian, Spain 4th 100m 10.22
2003 Athletissima Super Grand Prix Lausanne, Switzerland 4th 200m 20.43
2003 Gaz de France Golden League Paris, France 4th 200m 20.42
2003 Athens Grand Prix Athens, Greece 5th 100m Qualification 10.30
2003 Athens Grand Prix Athens, Greece 7th 100m Final 10.21
2003 Athens Grand Prix Athens, Greece 2nd 200m 20.32
2003 Rome Golden Gala Golden League Rome, Italy 3rd 200 m 20.48
2003 KBC Night of Athletics Heusden Zolder, Belgium 1st 200 m 20.33
2003 KBC Night of Athletics Heusden Zolder, Belgium 2nd 100 m 10.27
2003 Meeting International Resisprint La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland 2nd 100 m Qualification 10.23
2003 Meeting International Resisprint La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland 2nd 100 m Final 10.20
2003 Meeting International Resisprint La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland 1st 200 m 20.29(MR)
2003 IAAF World Athletics Championships Paris, France 1st 200 m 1st round 20.38
2003 IAAF World Athletics Championships Paris, France 1st 200 m Quarterfinal 20.06(NR)
2003 IAAF World Athletics Championships Paris, France 2nd 200 m Semifinal 20.11
2003 IAAF World Athletics Championships Paris, France 5th 200 m Final 20.41
2003 Jeux des Iles de L'Ocean Indien Bambous,Mauritius 1st 100m Qualification 10.79
2003 Jeux des Iles de L'Ocean Indien Bambous,Mauritius 1st 100m Final 10.60
2003 Jeux des Iles de L'Ocean Indien Bambous, Mauritius 1st 200 m Qualification 20.46(CR)
2003 Jeux des Iles de L'Ocean Indien Bambous, Mauritius 1st 200 m Final 20.64
2003 Jeux des Iles de L'Ocean Indien Bambous, Mauritius 1st 4x100m Final 39.23(CR)
2003 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 200 m 20.44
2004 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 60m 6.73 (NR)
2004 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 150m 15.47 (NR)
2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 60 m Heat 6.72(NR)
2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 7th 60 m Semifinal 6.75
2004 Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix Doha, Qatar 4th 100 m Qualification 10.15
2004 Qatar Athletics Super Grand Prix Doha, Qatar 8th 100 m Final 10.22
2004 Zlata Tetra Golden Spike Ostrava, Czech Republic 5th 200 m 20.64
2004 Bergen ExxonnMobil Bislett Games Oslo, Norway 4th 200 m 20.64
2004 Championnats de France de Relais Toulouse, France 4th 4x200m 1:25:49
2004 Championnats de France de Relais Toulouse, France 1st 4x100m Heat 41.16
2004 Championnats de France de Relais Toulouse, France 1st 4x100m Semifinal 40.32
2004 Championnats de France de Relais Toulouse, France 1st 4x100m Final 39.71
2004 Championnats de France Interclubs N1A Hommes Franconville, France 1st 4x100m 41.17
2004 Championnats de France Interclubs N1A Hommes Franconville, France 1st 200m 20.51
2004 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m Qualification 10.30
2004 Championnats Nationaux Vital Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m Final 10.36
2004 Lucozade Sport National Circuit Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.43
2004 Lucozade Sport National Circuit Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 20.82
2004 Skyline International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.21
2004 Golden Gala Golden League Rome, Italy 1st 200 m 20.20
2004 Athens Super Grand Prix Athens, Greece 2nd 200 m 20.28
2004 Athletissima Super Grand Prix Lausanne, Switzerland 2nd 200 m 20.27
2004 Gaz de France Golden League Paris, France 4th 200 m 20.46
2004 Weltklasse Golden League Zurich, Switzerland 5th 200 m 20.56
2004 Olympic Games of the XXVIII Olympiad Athens, Greece 1st 200 m Heat 20.29
2004 Olympic Games of the XXVIII Olympiad Athens, Greece 2nd 200 m Quarterfinal 20.36
2004 Olympic Games of the XXVIII Olympiad Athens, Greece 3rd 200 m Semifinal 20.37
2004 Olympic Games of the XXVIII Olympiad Athens, Greece 6th 200 m Final 20.24
2004 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 3rd 200 m 20.41
2005 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 150 m 15.74
2005 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 300 m 33.51
2005 Lucozade National Sport 1er Manche Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.39
2005 Lucozade National Sport 2er Manche Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 20.71
2005 Lucozade National Sport 3er Manche Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.42
2005 Skyline International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.40
2005 Meeting Internazionale Citta di Avellino Avellino, Italy 1st 100 m 10.28(MR)
2005 Meeting Internazionale Citta di Avellino Avellino, Italy 1st 200 m 20.28(MR)
2005 Meeting Gobierno de Aragon Zaragoza, Spain 1st 200 m 20.78(MR)
2005 DN Galan Super Grand Prix Stockholm, Sweden 1st 200 m 20.67
2005 Championnats de France de Relais Obernai, France 1st 4x100m Qualification 40.82
2005 Championnats de France de Relais Obernai, France 1st 4x100m Final 40.28
2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships Helsinki, Finland 1st 200m 1st round 20.94
2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd 200m Quarterfinal 20.66
2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 200m Semifinal 20.54
2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 200m Final 20.41
2005 Norwich Union Sheffield Grand Prix Sheffield, England 3rd 200m 20.39
2005 IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 5th 200m 20.64
2006 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 300 m 32.90
2006 Match Reunion-Maurice Seniors St Denis, Reunion 1st 100 m 10.46
2006 Match Reunion-Maurice Seniors St Denis, Reunion 1st 200 m 20.66
2006 Match Reunion-Maurice Seniors St Denis, Reunion 1st 4x100 m 40.35
2006 34th Gran Premio Diputacion de Salamanca Salamanca, Spain 1st 100 m 10.23
2006 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.23
2006 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 20.59
2006 Meeting International Sotteville Les Rouens Sotteville, France 1st 200 m 20.58
2006 Meeting Papaflessia Kalamata, Greece 3rd 100 m 10.37
2006 Meeting Papaflessia Kalamata, Greece 3rd 200 m 20.63
2006 Meeting Lille Metropole Villeneuve D'ascq, France 4th 200 m 20.70
2006 Memorial Primo Nebiolo Torino, Italy 2nd 200 m 20.75
2006 African Athletics Championships Bambous, Mauritius 1st 200 m Heat 21.35
2006 African Athletics Championships Bambous, Mauritius 2nd 200 m Semifinal 20.93
2006 African Athletics Championships Bambous, Mauritius 2nd 200 m Final 20.67
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 200 m Heat 20.56
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 200 m Quarterfinal 20.54
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 1st 200 m Semifinal 20.63
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 200 m Final 20.47
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 2nd 4x100m Heat 39.55
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 4th 4x100m Final 39.97
2006 IAAF World Cup in Athletics Athens, Greece 8th 200 m 20.96
2006 IAAF World Cup in Athletics Athens, Greece 5th 4x100m 38.87
2007 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 100 m 10.64
2007 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 100 m 10.56
2007 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 21.20
2007 Mauritius Youth Championships Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 21.11
2007 1st Lucozade National Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 100 m 10.64
2007 1st Lucozade National Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 21.38
2008 Preparation Meeting (January) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 60 m 6.84
2008 Preparation Meeting (January) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 150 m 15.77
2008 Preparation Meeting (January) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 300 m 33.95
2008 Preparation Meeting (29 February) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.35
2008 Preparation Meeting (8 March) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 21.00
2008 Preparation Meeting (29 March) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.49
2008 Zlata Tetra Golden Spike Ostrava, Czech Republic 4th 200 m 20.74
2008 Meeting International Tangiers Tangiers, Morocco 1st 200 m 20.81(MR)
2008 Meeting Internazionale Terra Sarda Cagliari, Italy 1st 200 m 20.80
2008 Meeting Internazionale Terra Sarda Cagliari, Italy 1st 100 m 10.32
2008 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.40
2008 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 20.73
2008 Preparation Meeting (25 April) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.46
2008 CAA Super Grand Prix Brazzaville, Congo 6th 100 m 10.63
2008 CAA Super Grand Prix Brazzaville, Congo 1st 200 m 20.74
2008 Memorial Josefa Odlozila Prague, Czech Republic 1st 200 m 20.40
2008 Memorial Josefa Odlozila Prague, Czech Republic 1st 100 m Qualification 10.47
2008 Memorial Josefa Odlozila Prague, Czech Republic 3rd 100 m Final 10.33
2008 Zagreb Grand Prix Zagreb, Croatia 1st 200 m 20.57
2008 Zagreb Grand Prix Zagreb, Croatia 7th 100 m 10.65
2008 African Athletics Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 100 m Heat 10.59
2008 African Athletics Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 5th 100 m Semifinal 10.54
2008 African Athletics Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 200 m Heat 21.18
2008 African Athletics Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st 200 m Semifinal 21.01
2008 African Athletics Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2nd 200 m Final 20.62
2008 Meeting Lille Metropole Villeneuve d'Ascq, France 2nd 200 m 20.52
2008 Rieti Grand Prix Rieti, Italy 2nd 200 m 20.40
2008 Meeting Internazionale Certamo di Barletta Barletta, Italy 2nd 100 m 10.52
2008 Palio Città della Quercia Rovereto, Italy 2nd 100 m 10.43
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Beijing, China 3rd 200 m Heat 20.98
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th 200 m Quarterfinal 20.37
2008 Beijing Olympic Games Beijing, China 6th 200 m Semifinal 20.48
2008 IAAF World Athletics Final Stuttgart, Germany 1st 200 m 20.57
2009 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.52
2009 Germiston Yellowpages Series Germiston, South Africa 1st 100m 10.40
2009 Germiston Yellowpages Series Germiston, South Africa 1st 200m 20.60
2009 Germiston Yellowpages Series Germiston, South Africa 2nd 4x100m 39.72
2009 Preparation Meeting (4 April) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.56
2009 Preparation Meeting (17 April) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.49
2009 Preparation Meeting (17 April) Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200 m 20.91
2009 Circuit National Lucozade Sport Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200m 20.78
2009 Circuit National Lucozade Sport Reduit, Mauritius 1st 4x100m 40.18
2009 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100m 10.23
2009 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 200m 20.74
2009 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 4x100m 39.88
2009 Athletissima Super Grand Prix Lausanne, Switzerland 7th 200m 21.30
2009 Zlata Tetra Golden Spike Ostrava, Czech Republic 6th 200m 20.83
2009 Meeting Internacional Atletismo Madrid Madrid, Spain 5th 100m Qualification 10.43
2009 Meeting Internacional Atletismo Madrid Madrid, Spain 3rd 100m Final 10.38
2009 Meeting Stanislas Nancy Alma Athle Tour Tomblaine, France 2nd 100m 10.21
2009 Meeting Lille Metropole Alma Athle Tour Villeneuve D'ascq, France 1st 100m 10.15
2009 Meeting Lille Metropole Alma Athle Tour Villeneuve D'ascq, France 1st 200m 20.33
2009 Meeting Atletismo Ciudad da Malaga Malaga, Spain 1st 200m 20.33
2009 Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria Athens, Greece 2nd 200m 20.33
2009 Athens Grand Prix Tsiklitiria Athens, Greece 8th 100m 10.37
2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd 200m Heat 21.00
2009 IAAF World Athletics Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 200m Quarterfinal 21.33
2009 Francophone Games Beirut, Lebanon 1st 200m Heat 21.05
2009 Francophone Games Beirut, Lebanon 1st 200m Semifinal 20.78
2009 Francophone Games Beirut, Lebanon 2nd 200m Final 20.59
2009 Francophone Games Beirut, Lebanon 2nd 4x100m 39.60
2009 IAAF World Athletics Final Thessaloniki, Greece 4th 200 m 20.75
2010 Preparation Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 100 m 10.75
2010 Yellowpages Series Durban, South Africa 4th 100 m 10.76
2010 Yellowpages Series Johannesburg, South Africa 7th 200 m 21.42
2010 Lucozade Sport Grand Prix Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.39
2010 Mauritius International Meeting Reduit, Mauritius 1st 100 m 10.56
2010 Lucozade Sport Grand Prix Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 100 m 10.72
2010 Lucozade Sport Grand Prix Reduit, Mauritius 3rd 200 m 21.68
2011 KFC National Juniors Championships Open Events Reduit, Mauritius 1st 4x100m (Mangalkhan SC Team) 40.77
2012 KFC National Juniors Championships Open Events Reduit, Mauritius 2nd 100m 10.97
2012 Championnats Nationaux Seniors Vital Bambous, Mauritius 1st 100m 11.06

African 200m Runners Toplists By Year[edit]

Year Rank Name Country Time
2000 1st Francis Obikwelu Nigeria 20.01
2000 2nd Oumar Loum Senegal 20.21
2000 3rd Aziz Zakari Ghana 20.23
2000 4th Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.31
2000 5th Joseph Batangdon Cameroon 20.31
Year Rank Name Country Time
2001 1st Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.15
2001 2nd Corne du Plessis South Africa 20.39
2001 3rd Uchenna Emedolu Nigeria 20.40
2001 4th Oumar Loum Senegal 20.43
2001 5th Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.50
Year Rank Name Country Time
2002 1st Frankie Fredericks Namibia 19.99
2002 2nd Morne Nagel South Africa 20.11
2002 3rd Deji Aliu Nigeria 20.25
2002 4th Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.29
2002 5th Aziz Zakari Ghana 20.29
Year Rank Name Country Time
2003 1st Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.06
2003 2nd Sherwin Vries Namibia 20.20
2003 3rd Frankie Fredericks Namibia 20.23
2003 4th Aziz Zakari Ghana 20.34
2003 5th Morne Nagel South Africa 20.37
Year Rank Name Country Time
2004 1st Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.12
2004 2nd Frankie Fredericks Namibia 20.14
2004 3rd Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.20
2004 4th Uchenna Emedolu Nigeria 20.39
2004 5th Leigh Julius South Africa 20.44
Year Rank Name Country Time
2005 1st Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.28
2005 2nd Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.33
2005 3rd Morne Nagel South Africa 20.35
2005 4th Seth Amoo Ghana 20.36
2005 5th Leigh Julius South Africa 20.47
Year Rank Name Country Time
2006 1st Gary Kikaya Congo 20.40
2006 2nd Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.47
2006 3rd Jaysuma Ndure Gambia 20.48
2006 4th Uchenna Emedolu Nigeria 20.51
2006 5th Leigh Julius South Africa 20.54
Year Rank Name Country Time
2008 1st Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.17
2008 2nd Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.37
2008 3rd Thuso Mpuang South Africa 20.53
2008 4th Obinna Metu Nigeria 20.55
2008 5th Amr Seoud Egypt 20.55
Year Rank Name Country Time
2009 1st Stephan Buckland Mauritius 20.33
2009 2nd Brian Dzingai Zimbabwe 20.37
2009 3rd Ben Meité Ivory Coast 20.37
2009 4th Gary Kikaya Congo 20.47
2009 5th Tshegofatso Meshoe South Africa 20.47

All Countries Competed[edit]

Country Cities
Algeria Algiers
Australia Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne
Belgium Brussels, Heusden-Zolder
Canada Ottawa, Edmonton
Cameroon Yaounde
China Beijing
Congo Brazzaville
Croatia Zagreb
Czech Republic Ostrava, Prague
Ethiopia Addis Ababa
England Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield
Finland Helsinki
France Paris, Bugeat, Nancy, Nice, Lille, La Roche-Sur-Yon Nice, Obernai, Toulouse, Franconville, Sotteville
Germany Berlin, Stuttgart
Greece Athens, Chania, Heraklion, Kalamata, Thessaloniki
Hungary Budapest
Italy Avellino, Barletta, Celle Ligure, Imperia, Torino, Rieti, Milano, Cagliari, Caorle, Rome, Rovereto, Formia, Viareggio
Japan Maebashi
Ivory Coast Bouake
Lebanon Beirut
Mauritius Bambous, Reduit
Morocco Tangiers
Monaco Monte Carlo
Malaysia Kuala Lumpur
Norway Oslo
Portugal Funchal, Lisbon
Qatar Doha
Reunion St Denis, St Paul
Senegal Dakar
Spain Madrid, Malaga, San Sebastian, Salamanca, Zaragoza
South Africa Durban, Germiston, Pretoria, Roodepoort, Johannesburg
Sweden Stockholm
Switzerland La Chaux de Fonds, Lausanne, Sevilla, Zurich
Zimbabwe Harare

Fastest 100m Mauritian Sprinters[edit]

Rank Athlete Time
1 Stephan Buckland 10.13
2 Jonathan Chimier 10.36
3 Arnaud Casquette 10.40
4 Fabrice Coiffic 10.45
5 David Victoire 10.47
6 Nicholas Hogan 10.49
7 Fernando Augustin 10.51

Fastest 200m Mauritian Sprinters[edit]

Rank Athlete Time Venue
1 Stephan Buckland 20.06 Paris, France
2 Eric Milazar 20.66 La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
3 Jonathan Permal 20.85 Marrakech, Morocco
4 Fabrice Coiffic 20.89 La-Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
5 Ommanandsing Kowlessur 20.96 Bamako, Mali
6 Nicholas Hogan 20.99 St Paul, Reunion
7 Fernando Augustin 21.01 Lagenthal, Switzerland

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beijing 2008, Men's 200m, beijing2008.cn, ret: 31 Aug 2008

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Michael Medor
Flagbearer for  Mauritius
Beijing 2008
Succeeded by
Natacha Rigobert