Leslie Djhone

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Leslie Djhone
Leslie Djhone Paris 2011.jpg
Djhone (left) at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1981-03-18) 18 March 1981 (age 35)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Sport
Sport sprinting

Leslie Djhone (born March 18, 1981 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast) is a French track and field athlete who competes in the 400 metres and 4 x 400 metres relay.

Djhone won the 400 metres gold medal at the 2011 European Indoor Championships and the 400 metres bronze medal at the 2006 European Championships. In the final of the 400m event, he finished 4th at the 2003 World Championships, 5th at the 2007 World Championships, 8th at the 2009 World Championships, 7th at the 2004 Olympics and 5th at the 2008 Olympics.

Djhone has also enjoyed some success in the 4x400 metres relay, the highlight being a gold medal each at the 2003 World Championships, 2011 European Indoor Championships and 2006 European Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2002 European Championships.

Djhone set a new national outdoor record of 44.46 seconds in the semi-finals of the 400 m event at the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.

Djhone set a new national indoor record in the 400 m with a run of 45.85 seconds at the 2010 French Athletics Championships, taking 17 hundredths of a second off Stéphane Diagana's 18-year-old mark.[1] In 2011, he won the 400 m (in a new national indoor record time of 45.54 seconds) and the 4 × 400 m relay gold medals at the 2011 European Indoor Championships.

Personal bests[edit]

Results in international competitions[edit]

  • Note: Only the position in the final is indicated
Leslie Djhone at the 2008 Olympics.
Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 15th (q) Long jump 7.46 m (wind: -0.3 m/s)
1999 European Junior Championships Riga, Latvia 1st 4 × 100 m relay 39.49
2000 World Junior Championships Santiago, Chile 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.33
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th Long jump 7.80 m (wind: 0.2 m/s)
4th 4 × 100 m relay 40.02
2002 European Championships Munich, Germany 3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.76
2003 European U23 Championships Bydgoszcz, Poland 1st 400 m 45.04
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.38
World Championships Paris, France 4th 400 m 44.83
1st 4 × 400 m relay 2:58.96
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 7th 400 m 44.94
Athens, Greece eliminated in the 1st round heats 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.39
IAAF World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 4th 400 m 45.26
European Cup Bydgoszcz, Poland 3rd 400 m 45.73
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland eliminated in the 1st round heats 400 m 46.57
Helsinki, Finland 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.10
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 3rd 400m 45.40
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:01.10
European Cup Málaga, Spain 1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.59
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 400 m 44.59
Osaka, Japan eliminated in the 1st round heats 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.45
European Cup Munich, Germany 1st 400 m 45.54
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th 400 m 45.11
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 8th 400 m 45.90
Berlin, Germany 7th 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.65
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 6th 400 m 45.30
Barcelona, Spain 6th 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.85
European Team Championships Bergen, Norway 2nd 400 m 45.72
2011 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 1st 400 m 45.54
1st 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.17

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