William Motti

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William Motti (born 25 July 1964 in Bondy) is a retired French decathlete. He was a two-time French champion at a time when Christian Plaziat was the foremost French multi-eventer.[1]

His personal best of 8164 points were achieved at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona 1992. He represented his country twice at the Olympics, coming fifth in 1984 and seventh in 1992. He also competed at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics and the 1993 IAAF World Indoor Championships. His only international medals were a silver in the high jump at the 1981 European Athletics Junior Championships and a gold in the B-final at the 1987 European Cup Combined Events.[2][3] His final international outing came at the 1994 European Athletics Championships, where he failed to finish.

He received a two-year doping ban from mid-1990 to 1992.[4] He was later expelled from the German-led "Decathlon Team" group in 1994 for refusing to take a drug test.[5]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
1981 European Junior Championships Utrecht, Netherlands 2nd High jump 2.19 m
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 5th Decathlon 8266 pts
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany Decathlon DNF
1987 World Championships Rome, Italy 10th Decathlon 8062 pts
1989 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 7th Decathlon 7926 pts
1992 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 12th Decathlon 7927 pts
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 7th Decathlon 8164 pts
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 6th Heptathlon 5507 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 13th Decathlon 7829 pts
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland Decathlon DNF


  1. ^ French Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  2. ^ European Junior Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  3. ^ European Cup Combined Events. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  4. ^ Journal de l'annee Athlétisme. Le Monde/Larousse (1990). Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  5. ^ Hoberman, John (1999). LEARNING FROM THE PAST: The Need for Independent Doping Control. Duke Conference on Doping. Retrieved on 2014-03-01.

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