Odile Ahouanwanou

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Odile Ahouanwanou
Personal information
Born (1991-01-05) 5 January 1991 (age 28)
Savalou, Benin[1]
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Heptathlon (and associated events)
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Heptathlon: 5751[2]
100 mH: 13.55[2]
200 m: 24.18[2]
800 m: 2:26.81[2]
Long jump: 5.79 m[2]
High jump: 1.72 m[2]
Shot put: 15.24 m[2]
Javelin: 43.61 m[2]
Updated on 19 May 2017.

Odile Ahouanwanou (born 5 January 1991) is a Beninese heptathlete, who also specialises in the 100 metres hurdles; she holds Beninese records in both events. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2015 African Games and two African Championships in Athletics, and won a silver medal in the heptathlon at the 2015 African Games.


Ahouanwanou debuted internationally at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics in Porto-Novo, Benin.[3] She competed in the heptathlon and finished sixth overall with a points score of 4983,[3] 941 points behind the gold medalist.[3] Ahouanwanou's best result in an individual discipline was fourth in both the javelin and shot put.[3] At the 2012 Summer Olympics she competed in the 100 metres hurdles.[4] She placed eighth out of nine competitors in Heat 6, setting a new Beninese national record at 14.76 seconds.[4]

Ahouanwanou's next major competition was the 2014 African Championships in Athletics,[5] where she finished eighth in the heptathlon with 4309 points.[5] She won the shot put and javelin disciplines, but she was disqualified in the 100 metres hurdles.[5] Ahouanwanou then competed in the 2015 African Games,[6] where she won the silver medal in the heptathlon with a points score of 5734.[6] She finished first in the shot put and in the javelin, second in the 200 metres, fourth in the high jump, fifth in the 100 metres hurdles, seven in the 800 metres and eighth in the long jump.[6]


  1. ^ Odile Ahouanwanou. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "Odile Ahouanwanou". All Athletics. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "18èmes Championnats Seniors d'Afrique d'Athlétisme" (PDF) (in French). Confederation of African Athletics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "100 Metres Hurdles Women – Heats – Results". IAAF. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b c "Maroc Telecom 19èmes Championnats d'Afrique d'Atléthisme Seniors" (PDF) (in French). Confederation of African Athletics. Retrieved 4 November 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Heptathlon – Women" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2016.