Doucouré at the 2006 Meeting Gaz de France
28 March 1983 |
Juvisy-sur-Orge, department of Essonne in France
|Height||1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Sport||hurdling and sprinting|
|Achievements and titles|
110m hurdles (outdoor): 12.97 s (Angers, 2005)(+1.0)
Doucouré finished fourth in the 60 m hurdles final at the 2003 World Indoor Championships. He was eliminated in the 110m hurdles semi-finals of the 2003 World Championships, his debut appearance in a World Championships. Doucouré competed in only one event – the 110 m hurdles – at the 2004 Olympics, his first Olympic Games. He had the fastest time among all the competitors in each of the first two rounds and in the semi-finals. But he finished eighth and last in the final in a time of 13.76 s; he was actually in second place before clipping the last hurdle.
Doucouré won the 60 m hurdles gold medal at the 2005 European Indoor Championships, his first European Championships, Olympic Games or World Championships medal at the senior level. At the French Athletics Outdoor Championships held in Angers on 15 July 2005, Doucouré won the 110m hurdles for the second consecutive year in a time of 12.97 s, setting a new national outdoor record and becoming he first French athlete to go under 13 seconds in that event. It was the world's best performance that year. At the 2005 World Championships, Doucouré won the 110m hurdles gold medal in a time of 13:07 s, beating 2004 Olympic Champion Liu Xiang by one hundredth of a second and veteran Allen Johnson by three hundredths of a second. He (together with Ronald Pognon, Eddy De Lépine and Lueyi Dovy) also won the gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay event at the same championships. He was named the 2005 L'Équipe Champion of Champions(France category) for his outstanding performance on the track that year.
Doucouré was eliminated in the 110m hurdles semi-finals of the 2007 World Championships. Doucouré finished fourth in the final of the 110 m hurdles (his only event) at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The following year, he started strongly by winning the 60 m hurdles gold medal at the 2009 European Indoor Championships. At the 2012 Olympics in London, he finished last in his semi-final heat of the 110m hurdles – the only event that he entered – and thus did not qualify for the final.
Results in the finals of international competitions
- Note: Only the position and time in the final are indicated
- Ladji Doucouré at Sports Reference
- IAAF profile of Ladji Doucouré
- Media related to Ladji Doucouré at Wikimedia Commons
|Men's 110m Hurdles Best Year Performance
|Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 110 metres hurdles
16 July 1999 – 2 October 2004