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François Lapointe (born August 23, 1961 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired male racewalker from Canada. He set his personal best in the men's 20 km race walk event (1:23:50) in 1987.

François Lapointe
Personal information
Born (1961-08-23) August 23, 1961 (age 57)
Montreal, Quebec
Height1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb)
Sport
Country Canada
SportAthletics
Event(s)Racewalking
Updated on 25 July 2013.

Personal bestsEdit

  • 20 km: 1:23:50 hrs – 1987
  • 50 km: 3:48:15 hrs  Seoul, 30 September 1988

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Canada
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 5th 30 km 2:17:02
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20 km DNF
6th 50 km 3:53:57
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 11th 20 km 1:27:06
50 km DSQ
Pan American Race Walking Cup Bucaramanga, Colombia 20 km DSQ
1986 Goodwill Games Moscow, Soviet Union 20th 20 km 1:29:11
Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, United Kingdom 30 km DSQ
Pan American Race Walking Cup Saint Léonard, Canada 6th 50 km 4:20:35
1987 World Race Walking Cup New York City, United States 12th 50 km 3:52:38
World Championships Rome, Italy 33rd 20 km 1:29.22
13th 50 km 3:56:11
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 14th 50 km 3:48:15
1990 Commonwealth Games Auckland, New Zealand 4th 30 km 2:12:41

ReferencesEdit

  • François Lapointe at IAAF
  • thecgf
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "François Lapointe". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2009-02-28.