Richard Louis

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Richard Louis
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Barbados
CAC Junior Championships (U20)
Silver medal – second place 1982 Bridgetown 400 m
Bronze medal – third place 1982 Bridgetown 4x400 m relay
CAC Junior Championships (U17)
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Nassau 400 m
CARIFTA Games
Junior (U20)
Gold medal – first place 1981 Nassau 400m
Silver medal – second place 1983 Fort-de-France 400m
CARIFTA Games
Youth (U17)
Gold medal – first place 1980 Hamilton 200m
Gold medal – first place 1980 Hamilton 400m
Silver medal – second place 1980 Hamilton 100m
Bronze medal – third place 1979 Kingston 400m

Richard Louis (born January 6, 1964) is a retired Barbadian sprinter who specialized in the 400 metres.

Career[edit]

He was awardeded the Austin Sealy Trophy for the most outstanding athlete of the 1980 CARIFTA Games[1][2] winning 2 gold (200m, 400m) and 1 silver (100m) medals in the youth (U-17) category.

He won the silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships in 1982.[3]

At the 1984 Olympic Games he finished seventh in the 4 x 400 metres relay, together with teammates David Peltier, Clyde Edwards and Elvis Forde. Their time of 3:01.60 minutes is still the Barbadian record.[4]

Louis also competed in the individual distance at the 1984 Olympics, and both in relay and individually at the 1988 Olympic Games

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Barbados
1979 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Kingston, Jamaica 8th 100 m 11.64
4th 200 m 22.83
3rd 400 m 51.25
1980 CARIFTA Games (U-17) Hamilton, Bermuda 2nd 100 m 11.04
1st 200 m 22.30
1st 400 m 49.51
Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-17) Nassau, Bahamas 4th 200 m 22.6
3rd 400 m 49.7
1981 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Nassau, Bahamas 4th 200 m 21.56
1st 400 m 46.62
1982 Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (U-20) Bridgetown, Barbados 2nd 400 m 47.61
3rd 4 × 400 m relay 3:17.32
1983 CARIFTA Games (U-20) Fort-de-France, Martinique 2nd 400 m 47.73
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 4th (h) 400 m 46.70
6th 4 × 400 m relay 3.01.60 NR
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, Korea 4th (h) 400 m 46.80
5th (sf) 4 × 400 m relay 3:06.93

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 2 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, retrieved Oct 12, 2011 
  2. ^ Carifta Games Magazine, Part 3 (PDF), Carifta Games 2011, retrieved Oct 12, 2011 
  3. ^ Central American and Caribbean Junior Championships (Under 20 Men) Archived 2010-12-24 at WebCite - GBR Athletics
  4. ^ Commonwealth All-Time Lists (Men) - GBR Athletics

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