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Joseph Batangdon (born July 29, 1978) is a former Cameroonian sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres.

Joseph Batangdon
Personal information
Nationality CMR
Born (1978-06-29) June 29, 1978 (age 41)
Cameroon
ResidenceParis, France
Height1.74
Weight72.00
Sport
SportRunning
Event(s)200 m
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)60m: 6.89

100m: 10.19 (NR)
200m: 20.31 (NR)

400m: 46.50

Batangdon became African champion in 2004, a month before the 2004 Summer Olympics. Competing in the 200 metres contest, he did advance from the heats but pulled out of the competition.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Cameroon
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 21st (qf) 200 m 20.70
12th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.25 (NR)
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 2nd 200 m 20.37
2000 African Championships Algiers, Algeria 2nd 200 m 20.31
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 37th (qf) 100 m 10.52
17th (qf) 200 m 20.55
24th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.62
2001 World Indoor Championships Lisbon, Portugal 9th (sf) 200 m 21.43
Jeux de la Francophonie Ottawa, Canada 3rd 200 m 20.75
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 16th (sf) 200 m 20.66
17th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 39.29
2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, United Kingdom 15th (sf) 100 m 10.37
7th 200 m 20.36
7th 4 × 100 m relay 39.52
African Championships Radès, Tunisia 4th 200 m 20.47
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 2nd 200 m 20.76
World Championships Paris, France 29th (qf) 200 m 20.81
All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 6th 200 m 21.09
4th 4 × 100 m relay 39.94
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th 200 m 21.16
African Championships Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo 1st 200 m 20.46
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.87
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 34th (h) 200 m 20.92
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 200 m 20.95
2005 Islamic Solidarity Games Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2nd 200 m 20.73
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 22nd (qf) 200 m 21.38
2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 6th 200 m 21.24
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 40.60
2009 Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 5th 4 × 100 m relay 40.07

Personal bestsEdit

OutdoorEdit

Distance Time Venue Date
100m 10.19s Bordeaux,   France 12/06/2002
200m 20.31s Edmonton,   Canada
Algiers,   Algeria
Johannesburg,   South Africa

07/08/2001
14/07/2000
17/09/1999
300m 32.44s Sydney,   Canada 11/09/2000
400m 46.5s Nogent-sur-Marne,   France 16/06/1996

IndoorEdit

Distance Time Place
60m 6.89s Liévin,   France
200m 20.47s Aubière,   France

ReferencesEdit