Kevin Widmer

Kevin Widmer (born 23 September 1970) is a retired Swiss athlete who competed in sprinting events.[2] He represented his country at the 1996 Summer Olympics, as well as three outdoor and two indoor World Championships. Widmer is of Vietnamese descent and currently works as an athletics coach.[3]

Kevin Widmer
Personal information
Born (1970-09-23) 23 September 1970 (age 49)
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight70 kg (154 lb)
Sport
SportTrack and field
Event(s)200 metres
ClubStade Genève

He still holds Swiss records in the outdoor and indoor 200 metres.

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing    Switzerland
1992 European Indoor Championships Genoa, Italy 20th (h) 200 m 21.81
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 10th (sf) 200 m 21.31
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4 × 400 m relay DQ
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 18th (h) 200 m 21.32
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 21st (qf) 200 m 20.74
14th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:03.91
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 13th (sf) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.36
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 23rd (h) 400 m 47.81
World Championships Athens, Greece 14th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:05.34
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 29th (h) 60 m 6.80
13th (h) 200 m 21.56
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 29th (h) 200 m 21.37
5th 4 × 400 m relay 3:02.91

Personal bestsEdit

Outdoor

  • 100 metres – 10.24 (+1.3 m/s) (La Chaux-de-Fonds 1995)
  • 200 metres – 20.41 (-0.2 m/s) (La Chaux-de-Fonds 1995) NR
  • 400 metres – 45.84 (Lindau 1995)

Indoor

  • 60 metres – 6.65 (Magglingen 1998)
  • 200 metres – 20.99 (Magglingen 1998) NR
  • 400 metres – 46.72 (Magglingen 2006)

ReferencesEdit