|Born||10 April 1970|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Event(s)||110 metres hurdles|
400 metres hurdles
|Coached by||Eddy Ottoz|
|Achievements and titles|
His personal best time was 13.42 seconds, achieved in August 1994 in Berlin. This is a former Italian record, which in turn belonged to his father Eddy Ottoz with 13.46 seconds. The Italian record currently belongs to Emanuele Abate with 13.28 seconds.
In 1995, Laurent set the fastest automatically recorded time for the rarely run 200 metres low hurdles at 22.55. While inferior to the last official world record in the race, a hand timed 21.9 by Don Styron in 1960, Ottoz bettered the previous best automatic time 22.63 held by Colin Jackson, arguably the best hurdler in the world at that time. On 16 May 2010 the English hurdler Andy Turner set 22.30, but his record was never recognized by International federation, because was obtained in a straight race. Ottoz ran his race around a bend. IAAF still recognizes Styron as a hand timed record, Turner as the automatically timed record, both for a straight race, and Ottoz as the record holder for around a bend.
World best performanceEdit
- 200 metres hurdles (bend): 22.55 (Milan, 31 May 1995) - current holder
|1990||European Championships||Split, Yugoslavia||14th (sf)||110 m hurdles||13.97 (wind: 0.0 m/s)|
|1992||European Indoor Championships||Genoa, Italy||6th||60 m hurdles||7.80|
|1994||European Championships||Helsinki, Finland||9th (sf)||110 m hurdles||13.53 (wind: +0.1 m/s)|
|1997||Mediterranean Games||Bari, Italy||2nd||400 m hurdles||49.27|
|1998||European Championships||Budapest, Hungary||6th||400 m hurdles||49.15|
|2001||Mediterranean Games||Tunis, Tunisia||3rd||400 m hurdles||50.75|
|2005||Mediterranean Games||Almería, Spain||2nd||400 m hurdles||49.41|
|2006||European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||18th||400 m hurdles||51.22|
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- Italian all-time list, men's 110 metres hurdles
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- Italian all-time list, men's 400 metres hurdles
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- 1992 European Indoor Championships, men's 60 m hurdles final - Die Leichtatletik-Statistik-Seite
- Mediterranean Games - GBR Athletics
- 1998 European Championships, men's results - Sporting Heroes
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