Gilles Quénéhervé

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Gilles Quénéhervé
Personal information
Nationality France
Born (1966-05-17) 17 May 1966 (age 53)
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Event(s)100 metres, 200 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)100 m: 10.17 s (Genève 1994)
200 m: 20.16 s (Rome 1987)

Gilles Quénéhervé (born 17 May 1966) is a retired French sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres.


At the 1987 World Championships in Rome he won the silver medal in a time of 20.16, which still stood as a French record for 24 years until it was broken by Christophe Lemaitre at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu.[1]

At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, he won a bronze medal in the 4x100 metres relay with his teammates Bruno Marie-Rose, Daniel Sangouma and Max Morinière.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 18th (h) 100m 10.56 (wind: -0.8 m/s)
4th 4 × 100 m relay 38.81
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 4th 200 m[2] 20.97
European Indoor Championships Liévin, France 4th 200 m[3] 20.83
World Championships Rome, Italy 2nd 200 m 20.16
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 6th 200 m 20.40
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 38.40
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 10th (sf) 200m 21.00 (wind: 0.0 m/s)
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 41st (h) 200 m 20.93


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