Fabienne St Louis

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Fabienne St Louis
Fabienne St Louis Madrid2012.jpg
Fabienne St Louis at the World Triathlon Series triathlon in Madrid, 2012.
Personal information
Full name Fabienne Aline St Louis
Nationality Mauritian
Born (1988-03-22) March 22, 1988 (age 29)
Curepipe, Mauritius
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 54 kg (119 lb)
Sport Triathlon
Fabienne St Louis at the Grand Final of the Grand Prix de Triathlon in La Baule, 2011.
Fabienne St Louis at the World Cup in Tiszaújváros, 2011.
Fabienne St Louis at the World Cup in Tiszaújváros, 2011.

Fabienne Aline St Louis (born 22 March 1988)[1] is a Mauritian professional triathlete, the African U23 vice champion of the years 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010, Elite vice champion of the year 2010, and U23 African Champion of the year 2011.

St Louis qualified for the London Olympics 2012[2] and despite being diagnosed with cancer in 2015 she qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.


Fabienne Saint-Louis attended the French school Lycée La Bourdonnais in her hometown Curepipe. From 2007/08 to 2009/10, like the French triathletes Laurent Vidal and David Hauss, she took part in an education programme arranged by the foundation Jean-Luc Lagardère and the lifelong learning institution Sciences Po in Paris to meet the needs of high performance sports people. Since 2010/11 Fabienne Saint-Louis has studied sports (STAPS).

French triathlons[edit]

Within France, for several years St Louis was primarily known as the best elite triathlete of Lagardère Paris Racing, the club she represented in the D2 Club Championship Series (Championnat de France des clubs D2): e.g. in St. Cyr (9 May 2009), Saint Jean de Monts (27 June 2009), and at the D2 finale in Betton (12 September 2009) she won the gold medals.[3]

In 2009 St Louis also took part in two of the everyman’s Olympic Distance competitions organized as part of the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux winning the gold medal in Paris[4] and placing fourth at the Grand Final in La Baule,[5]

Apart from minor competitions like the Triathlon de Pont-Audemer (17 May 2009), the Triathlon International de Mimizan (30/31 May 2009), and the Triathlon International de Larmor-Plage (23 August 2009), which St Louis could easily win,[3] she also won the bronze medal at the French U23 Championships in Belfort on 6/7 June 2009, which, however, caused controversy in the French media because it was not clear whether, as a Mauritian citizen, she could be awarded the bronze medal at the French National Championships.

In 2011, for the first time Saint Louis takes part in the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux and together with the elite stars Emmie Charayron and Rebecca Robisch she won the first triathlon of this French circuit in Nice on 24 April 2011, placing 16th in the individual ranking.

ITU Competitions[edit]

Since 2006 St Louis has continuously achieved medal positions at ITU events. The African Cups and Championships, however, can hardly be considered competitive.[6]

From 2009 onwards, however, after two unlucky attempts in 2008, St Louis did take part successfully in competitive ITU events, i.e. the European U23 Championships (as a Mauritian citizen), and a World Cup, placing 13th in Tarzo Revine and 11th in Huatulco respectively. At the first ITU triathlon of the season 2011, Saint Louis placed 12th in Quarteira.

In the five years from 2006 to 2011, Fabienne St Louis took part in 28 ITU competitions and achieved 14 top ten positions. The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the athlete's Profile Page.[7] Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and belong to the Elite category.

Thanks to a New Flag spot, for which she was the sole contender, St Louis is qualified for the London Olympics 2012[2] although she ranks only 80th in the 2012 ITU Point List / Women Standing as of 27 May 2012.

In December 2015 she was diagnosed with cancer but despite this she qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.[8]

Date Competition Place Rank
  2006-09-02   World Championships (Junior) Lausanne 65
  2007-03-31   African Championships (U23) Le Coco Beach 2
  2007-08-31   World Championships (U23) Hamburg DNF
  2007-10-06   African Cup Mariental 2
  2007-11-03   African Cup Troutbeck DNF
  2007-11-17   African Cup Mombasa 2
  2008-03-08   African Championships (U23) Yasmine Hammamet 2
  2008-09-27   BG World Cup Lorient DNF
  2009-06-20   European Championships (U23) Tarzo Revine 13
  2009-07-04   African Championships (U23) Durban 2
  2009-09-11   Dextro Energy World Championship Series: U23 Championships Gold Coast DNF
  2009-11-08   World Cup Huatulco 11
  2009-12-19   African Cup Mauritius 3
  2010-05-09   African Championships (U23) Durban 2
  2010-07-10   World Cup Holten 39
  2010-08-08   World Cup Tiszaújváros 40
  2010-09-08   World Championships (U23) Budapest 34
  2010-09-19   African Cup Mombasa 1
  2010-11-19   African Cup Troutbeck 1
  2010-12-18   African Cup Mauritius 2
  2011-04-09   European Cup Quarteira 12
  2011-07-03   African Championships (U23) Maputo 1
  2011-08-14   World Cup Tiszaújváros DNF
  2011-08-20   Sprint World Championships Lausanne 26
  2011-09-03   10th All Africa Games Maputo 3
  2011-09-09   World Championships (U23) Beijing DNF
  2011-11-19   African Cup Troutbeck 2
  2011-12-17   African Cup Mauritius 6
  2012-03-18   Premium African Cup Port Elizabeth 15
  2012-03-31   African Championships Le Morne 4
  2012-04-07   African Cup Larache 12
  2012-05-06   World Cup Huatulco 24
  2012-05-10   World Triathlon Series San Diego DNF
  2012-05-26   World Triathlon Series Madrid 51

DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start


  1. ^ See http://www.lagardereparisracing.com/espace-presse/fiches-athletes/triathlon/fabienne-saint-louis-800151.html. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Fabienne St Louis Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ a b See http://www.lagardereparisracing.com/sections-sportives/triathlon/infos-et-resultats/resultats-saison-2009-600195.html. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  4. ^ See http://www.triathlondeparis.fr/images/docs/cd.pdf. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  5. ^ See http://www.ipitos.com/de-resultats/course-109-epreuve-342. Retrieved 2 January 2010.
  6. ^ See the ITU rankings clicking on the single events on St Louis’ profile page: Le Coco Beach 2007: 2 participants, Mariental 2007: only 3 African participants (no running times available), Troutbeck 2007: 3 qualified African participants (St Louis: DNF), Mombasa 2007: 3 qualified participants, Yasmine Hammamet 2008: 2 participants; Durban 2009: 2 qualified participants, Mauritius 2009: 3 participants; Mombasa and Troutbeck 2010: 2 participants; Mauritius 2010: 4 participants, Saint Louis was the only African participant. Maputo 2011: 3 participants. Troutbeck 2011: 2 participants. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  7. ^ See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=Nzc0Mw==. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
  8. ^ Rio 2016: Mauritian athlete defies cancer to compete, 19 August 2016, BBC, Retrieved 20 August 2016

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