Dimitri Bascou

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Dimitri Bascou
Dimitri Bascou Prague 2015.jpg
Bascou at the 2015 European Indoor Championships
Medal record
Men's athletics
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Rio de Janeiro 110 m hurdles
World Indoor Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2016 Portland 60 m hurdles
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 2016 Amsterdam 110 m hurdles
European Indoor Championships
Silver medal – second place 2015 Prague 60 m hurdles

Dimitri Bascou (born July 20, 1987, in Schœlcher, Martinique) is a French track and field athlete who specialises in the 110 metres hurdles. He is known for his explosive and fast starts. He won the gold medal at the 2016 European Championships and the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

He was the silver medallist at the 2009 Mediterranean Games and came fourth at the 2010 European Athletics Championships.

He improved his indoor best in the 60 metres hurdles at the BW-Bank Meeting in February 2011, coming second with time of 7.53 seconds.[1] He broke Ladji Doucouré's long-standing French record in the 60 m hurdles with a run of 7.41 seconds at the 2016 ISTAF Indoor.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing Martinique/Martinique Martinique
2005 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Bacolet, Trinidad and Tobago 4th 110 m hurdles 14.84 (-0.7 m/s)
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 41.21
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:20.60
Representing  France
2007 European U23 Championships Debrecen, Hungary 10th (h) 110m hurdles 14.20 (-2.6 m/s)
2009 Mediterranean Games Pescara, Italy 2nd 110 m hurdles 13.75
European U23 Championships Kaunas, Lithuania 4th 110 m hurdles 13.66 (-0.7 m/s)
World Championships Berlin, Germany 16th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.49
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 4th 110 m hurdles 13.41
2011 European Indoor Championship Paris, France 6th 60 m hurdles 7.64
Universiade Shenzhen, China 4th 110 m hurdles 13.60
World Championships Daegu, South Korea 10th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.62
2012 Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 19th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.55
2013 European Indoor Championship Gothenburg, Sweden 12th (sf) 60 m hurdles 7.72
Mediterranean Games Mersin, Turkey 4th 110 m hurdles 13.93
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 5th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.33[3]
2015 European Indoor Championships Prague, Czech Republic 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.50
World Championships Beijing, China 5th 110m hurdles 13.17
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.48
European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st 110 m hurdles 13.25
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 3rd 110 m hurdles 13.24
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 10th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.48

References[edit]

  1. ^ Records tumble in Karlsruhe, Spiegelburg clears 4.76m Archived 2011-02-18 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2011-02-14). Retrieved on 2011-02-14.
  2. ^ Minshull, Phil (2016-02-13). World leads for Schippers, Bascou and Wester in Berlin. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-02-15.
  3. ^ Disqualified in the final

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