Arnaud Ghislain

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Arnaud Ghislain
Arnaud Ghislain 2008.jpg
Arnaud Ghislain at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality  Belgium
Born (1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 29)
Belœil, Belgium
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 4×400 m relay
Club RESC
Coached by Alain Carpentier
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 400 m: 47.71 s (2005)

Arnaud Ghislain (born December 2, 1988 in Belœil) is a Belgian sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] He is an indoor national senior champion for his category, and also a member of the Belgian national track relay team.

Ghislain was originally selected as a reserve for the men's 4 × 400 m relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He was finally named to the national relay team at the start of the heats, when his teammate Kristof Beyens decided to pull out from the competition to focus on his race for the 200 metres. Ghislain set an astonishing national record of 3:00:67, along with his teammates Cedric van Branteghem and twins Kévin and Jonathan Borlée, with a third-place finish in the first heat, giving them a qualifying place for the final round.[2] By the following day, he and his team placed fifth in the finals, with another record-breaking time of 2:59.37.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Arnaud Ghislain". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Round 1 – Heat 1". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Final". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 3 December 2012. 

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