Phara Anacharsis

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Phara Anacharsis
Phara Anacharsis Göteborg 2013.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 33)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Country  France
Sport Athletics
Event(s) 400 metres
4 × 400m Relay
Club Lille Metropole Athletisme[1]
Coached by Bruno Gajer

Phara Anacharsis (born 17 December 1983) is a French athlete who specializes in the 400 metres and the 400 metres hurdles.


She was born in Fort-de-France.[2] In the 200 metres she won the bronze medal at the 2005 Jeux de la Francophonie,[3] and in the 400 meters the silver medal at the 2005 Mediterranean Games.[4] She also competed at the 2002 World Junior Championships, the 2005 European Indoor Championships and the 2006 European Championships without reaching the final.[2] She later turned to the hurdles, and won the gold medal at the 2009 Mediterranean Games.

In the 4 x 400 metres relay she finished seventh at the 2006 European Championships,[5] and also competed at the 2007 World Championships and the 2008 Olympic Games without reaching the final.[6][7] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was part of the French team that came 6th in the final.[8] At the 2014 European championships, she ran in the heats but not the final, when France won the gold.

In the 400 m hurdles, she competed at the 2013 World Championships but did not reach the final.[2]

Her personal best times are 23.39 seconds in the 200 metres, achieved in August 2007 in La Chaux-de-Fonds; 51.87 seconds in the 400 metres, achieved in June 2008 in Patras and 55.84 seconds in the 400 metres hurdles, achieved in June 2016 in Montreuil.[2]


  1. ^ NBC Rio 2016 bio
  2. ^ a b c d Phara Anacharsis profile at IAAF
  3. ^ "Francophone Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mediterranean Games". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Women 4x400m Relay European Championship 2006 Göteborg (SWE)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Women 4x400m Relay Athletics World Championship 2007 Osaka (JPN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  7. ^ "Women 4x400m Relay Athletics Olympic Games 2008 Beijing (CHN)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Phara Anacharsis Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Retrieved 2015-07-13.