Pierre-Ambroise Bosse

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Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse Amsterdam 2016.jpg
Personal information
Nationality French
Born (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 25)
Nantes, France
Country  France
Sport Track and field
Event(s) 800 meters

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (born 11 May 1992) is a French track and field athlete specializing in middle-distance running, and in particular the 800 metres event.


Bosse won the bronze medal in the 800 metres at the 2012 European Championships held in Helsinki.

On 18 July 2014, Bosse ran his personal best time (1:42.53) at the 800 metres race at the Herculis meet, a Diamond League meeting held in Monaco; he finished the race in second place behind Nijel Amos of Botswana.[1] Both Amos' and Bosse's times at this meeting were the first and second fastest 800 metre times in the world for 2014; with Bosse running fast enough to be the new French national record holder for the 800 metres outdoors.[2]

On the 8th of August, 2017, he won the men's 800m at the IAAF World Championships in London in a time of 1:44.67. With the absence of David Rudisha due to injury the 800m final was relatively wide open.[3] However, with Bosse not having run close to the world lead, and having to start his season late due to injury he was not considered a favorite.[4] The final went out at a moderate pace with the leader Brandon Mcbride passing through 400m in 50.76[5]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
2010 World Junior Championships Moncton, Canada 8th 800 m 1:53.52
2011 European Junior Championships Tallinn, Estonia 1st 800 m 1:47.14
2012 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 3rd 800 m 1:48.83
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 11th (sf) 800 m 1:45.10
2013 European U23 Championships Tampere, Finland 1st 800 m 1:45.79
World Championships Moscow, Russia 7th 800 m 1:44.79
2014 European Championships Zürich, Switzerland 8th 800 m 1:46.55
2015 World Championships Beijing, China 5th 800 m 1:46.63
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 5th 800 m 1:45.79
Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 4th 800 m 1:43.41
2017 World Championships London, United Kingdom 1st 800 m 1:44.67


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