Marie-Jose Perec




Born: 09/05/1969 (48 yo)
Birth place: Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe

Citizenship : France

Occupation : Athletes (Track & field - 200 & 400m)



Summary


Marie-José Pérec is a French track and field athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 meters, and a triple Olympic champion.



Biography


Pérec was the 1991 World Champion in the 400 m in Tokyo and repeated again in 1995 in Gothenburg. She was the 400 m champion at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Four years later in 1996 she entered in the 200 m at the Olympics in Atlanta winning both events, achieving the 200/400 m double gold medal. She won the 400 m in the Olympic record time of 48.25 seconds.

In addition to the Olympic and World titles, Pérec also won the European Championship 400 m individual and 4 x 400 m relay titles in Helsinki in 1994.

The 1996 two Olympic titles were Pérec's last international titles. She did not compete in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She claimed to have been harassed by the Australian press since her arrival in Sydney.

Pérec trained in Los Angeles, California, with the HSI track team and is listed as a legend on the team's page.

Marie-José Pérec gave birth to her first baby, her son, on 30 March 2010.

She is today a member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ club, a group of more than 70 famous elite athletes committed to serving peace in the world through sport, created by Peace and Sport, a Monaco-based international organization.

On October 21, 2012, she was elected as the president of the Ligue Régionale d'Athlétisme de la Guadeloupe, the governing body for the sport of athletics in Guadeloupe.




Personal bests:

  • 100 m - 10.96 - Dijon, France 1991
  • 200 m  - 21.99 (FR) - Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France 1993     
  • 400 m - 48.25 (FR), (OR) - Atlanta,Georgia 1996
  • 400 m hurdles - 53.21 (FR) - Zurich, Switzerland 1995

Olympic Games

  • Gold - 1992 Barcelona - 400 m
  • Gold - 1996 Atlanta - 200 m
  • Gold - 1996 Atlanta - 400 m

World Championships

  • Gold - 1991 Tokyo - 400 m
  • Gold - 1995 Gothenburg - 400 m

European Championships

  • Gold - 1994 Helsinki - 400 m
  • Gold - 1994 Helsinki - 4x400 m relay
  • Bronze -1990 Split - 400 m

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