Djhone (left) at the 2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships
|Born||18 March 1981|
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
|Height||1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb)|
Djhone won the 400 metres gold medal at the 2011 European Indoor Championships and the 400 metres bronze medal at the 2006 European Championships. In the final of the 400m event, he finished 4th at the 2003 World Championships, 5th at the 2007 World Championships, 8th at the 2009 World Championships, 7th at the 2004 Olympics and 5th at the 2008 Olympics.
Djhone has also enjoyed some success in the 4x400 metres relay, the highlight being a gold medal each at the 2003 World Championships, 2011 European Indoor Championships and 2006 European Championships. He also won the bronze medal at the 2002 European Championships.
Djhone set a new national indoor record in the 400 m with a run of 45.85 seconds at the 2010 French Athletics Championships, taking 17 hundredths of a second off Stéphane Diagana's 18-year-old mark. In 2011, he won the 400 m (in a new national indoor record time of 45.54 seconds) and the 4 × 400 m relay gold medals at the 2011 European Indoor Championships.
Results in international competitionsEdit
- Note: Only the position in the final is indicated
- Vazel, Pierre Jean (2010-03-01). Djhone breaks 18-year-old 400m national record, 8.24m world lead for Sdiri in Paris – French Indoor Champs. IAAF Retrieved on 2010-03-01.