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Pierre-Ambroise Bosse

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Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
Bosse in 2018
Personal information
NationalityFrench
Born (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 32)[1]
Nantes, France[1]
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Weight68 kg (150 lb)[1]
Sport
Country France
SportTrack
Event800 meters
RetiredDecember 2023
Achievements and titles
Personal bests
Medal record
Men's athletics
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 London 800 m
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Helsinki 800 m
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Berlin 800 m

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (born 11 May 1992) is a retired French middle-distance runner. He won a gold medal in the 800 metres at the 2017 World Athletics Championship. Bosse set the French national record for the 800 m in 2014, with his time of 1.42.53.

Career

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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.[2] Both Amos's 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.[3]

On 8 August 2017, he won the men's 800 m at the IAAF World Championships in London in a time of 1:44.67. With the absence of David Rudisha due to injury the 800 m final was relatively wide open.[4] 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.[5] The final went out at a moderate pace with the leader Brandon McBride passing through 400 m in 50.76. While Kipyegon Bett and Nijel Amos battled each other as they took the lead, Bosse ran a clear path around the outside to take the lead going into the final turn. He emerged from the turn with a three-metre lead on the battle and neither could muster a challenge. His final challengers were Adam Kszczot and Kyle Langford, making a late run from the back of the pack, but Bosse was too far ahead to see the challengers. He looked at the scoreboard, pointing at himself in disbelief.[6]

Bosse announced his retirement from the sport in December 2023, following a string of injuries.[7]

International competitions

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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
2018 European Championships Berlin, Germany 3rd 800 m 1:45.30
2019 World Championships Doha, Qatar 22nd (sf) 800 m 1:47.60
2021 European Indoor Championships Toruń, Poland 6th 800 m 1:50.13
Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan 22nd (sf) 800 m 1:48.62

References

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  1. ^ a b c d Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Pierre-Ambroise Bosse". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  2. ^ "800 Metres - men - senior - outdoor - 2014".
  3. ^ http://www.letsrun.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Screenshot-209-e1405717043474-300x209.png?d4ad87 [bare URL image file]
  4. ^ "David Rudisha 'saddened' after pulling out of worlds with muscle strain". TheGuardian.com. 31 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Report: Men's 800m final – IAAF World Championships London 2017 | REPORT | World Athletics".
  6. ^ https://media.aws.iaaf.org/competitiondocuments/pdf/5151/AT-800-M-f----.RS6.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "France's ex-world champion Bosse calls time on athletics career". France 24. 2023-12-26. Retrieved 2023-12-27.
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