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France at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics

France at the
World Championships in Athletics

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National federation Fédération Française d'Athlétisme
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At the 2009 World Championships in Athletics
in Berlin
Competitors 67
Medals Gold

France will compete at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics from 15–23 August. A team of 67 athletes was announced in preparation for the competition. Selected athletes have achieved one of the competition's qualifying standards. Both of the country's medallists from the last Championships, Romain Mesnil and Yohann Diniz, are competing, as well as the emerging talents of Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad and Renaud Lavillenie.[1]


  • Team selection 1
  • Results 2
    • Men 2.1
    • Women 2.2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Team selection



Track and road events
Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
100 m Christophe Lemaitre
Martial Mbandjock
Ronald Pognon
5 Q
12 Q
23 Q
200 m Martial Mbandjock 20.65 4 Q 20.55 PB 9 Q 20.43 PB 8
400 m Leslie Djhone
Yannick Fonsat
Teddy Venel
800 m Jeff Lastennet
1500 m Medhi Baala
Mounir Yemouni
Yoann Kowal
5000 m Morhad Amdouni
110 m hurdles Dimitri Bascou
Garfield Darien
Ladji Doucoure
400 m hurdles Heni Kechi
3000 m steeplechase Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad
Bouabdellah Tahri
Vincent Zouaoui-Dandrieux
4×100 m relay Eddy de Lepine
Christophe Lemaitre
Martial Mbandjock
Emmanuel Ngom Priso
Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux
Ronald Pognon
4×400 m relay David Alerte
Fadil Bellaabouss
Yoann Decimus
Leslie Djohne
Yannick Fonsat
Heni Kechi
Teddy Venel
Marathon James Kiboch Theuri
50 km walk Herve Daveux
Yohann Diniz
Cedric Houssaye
Field events
Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Long jump Kafetien Gomis
Salim Sdiri
Triple jump Teddy Tamgho
High jump Mickael Hanany
Pole vault Damiel Dossevi
Renaud Lavillenie
Romain Mesnil
Shot put Yves Niare
Discus throw Bertrand Vili
Hammer throw Jerome Bortoluzzi
Decathlon Romain Barras
Nadir El Fassi
Mateo Sossah


Track and road events
Event Athletes Heat Round 1 Heat Round 2 Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
100 m Myriam Soumare
200 m Johanna Danois
400 m Solen Desert-Mariller
800 m Elodie Guegan
1500 m Hind Dehiba Chahyd
100 m hurdles Cindy Billaud
Sandra Gomis
400 m hurdles Aurore Kassambara
3000 m steeplechase Sophie Douarte
Elodie Olivares
4×400 m relay Symphora Behi
Solen Desert-Mariller
Aurelie Kamga
Aurore Kassambara
Field and combined events
Event Athletes Qualification Final
Result Rank Result Rank
Long jump Eloyse Lasueur
Triple jump Vanessa Gladone
Teresa Nzola Meso Ba
6 q
Did not advance
Did not advance
High jump Melanie Melfort
Pole vault Telie Mathiot
Shot put Jessica Cerival
Laurence Manfredi
Discus throw Melina Robert-Michon
Hammer throw Stephanie Falzon
Manuela Montebrun
Heptathlon Marisa De Aniceto
Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida


  1. ^ French team announced for Berlin World Championships - Three More Names Added. IAAF (2009-08-28). Retrieved on 2009-08-07.

External links

  • Official competition website
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