Arnaud Ghislain

Arnaud Ghislain (born 2 December 1988 in Belœil) is a Belgian sprinter, who specialized in the 400 metres.[1] He is an indoor national senior champion for his category, and also a member of the Belgian national track relay team.

Arnaud Ghislain
Arnaud Ghislain 2008.jpg
Arnaud Ghislain at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Nationality Belgium
Born (1988-12-02) 2 December 1988 (age 31)
Belœil, Belgium
Height1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportAthletics
Event(s)4×400 m relay
ClubRESC
Coached byAlain Carpentier
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)400 m: 47.71 s (2005)

Ghislain was originally selected as a reserve for the men's 4 × 400 m relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He was finally named to the national relay team at the start of the heats, when his teammate Kristof Beyens decided to pull out from the competition to focus on his race for the 200 metres. Ghislain set an astonishing national record of 3:00:67, along with his teammates Cedric van Branteghem and twins Kévin and Jonathan Borlée, with a third-place finish in the first heat, giving them a qualifying place for the final round.[2] By the following day, he and his team placed fifth in the finals, with another record-breaking time of 2:59.37.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Arnaud Ghislain". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Round 1 – Heat 1". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Final". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2012.

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