Patricia Girard

Patricia Girard (also Girard-Léno, born 8 April 1968 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe,[1]) is a French athlete who competed mainly in the 100m hurdles.

Patricia Girard
Personal information
Born (1968-04-08) 8 April 1968 (age 52)
France Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
Height1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Country France


She competed for France in the 1996 Summer Olympics in the 100m hurdles where she won the bronze medal.[2] She also won a gold medal in the 2003 World Championships in Athletics held in Paris in the 4x100 m relay.[3]

Girard is the ex-wife of kickboxer Eddy Léno.

Drug suspensionEdit

Patricia Girard tested positive for the anabolic steroid Primobolan and was suspended for two years beginning on 17 March 1990.[4]


At the end of 2009, Girard and her companion Karl Taillepierre created a high-level group of athletes which she trained at the Combs-la-Ville track. This group named "Team Patricia Girard" became a legally independent association declared in the Prefecture of Seine-et-Marne in February 2012 with its registered office in Combs-la-Ville. Among these athletes are: Cindy Billaud (since October 2014), Alice Decaux (up to 2011), Adrianna Lamalle (up to 2012), Gnima Faye (up to 2012), Reina-Flor Okori, Rosvitha Okou, Cornnelly Calydon, Karl Taillepierre, Toumany Coulibaly, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, Thomas Ravon, Mohamed Koné, Ronald Pognon and Leslie Djhone (since October 2014).

In 2013, Girard was elected Best European Coach of 2012

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   France
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th (sf) 60 m 7.33
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 33rd (h) 100 m 11.65
7th 4x100 m relay 44.02
1989 Jeux de la Francophonie Rabat, Morocco 2nd 100 m 11.25
1st 4 × 100 m relay 43.38
1990 European Indoor Championships Glasgow, United Kingdom 4th 60 m 7.19
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 16th (sf) 100 m 11.70
4th 4x100 m relay 42.85
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 8th 60 m 7.31
3rd 60 m hurdles 8.01
Mediterranean Games Narbonne, France 3rd 100 m hurdles 13.19
1st 4x100 m relay 43.55
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 14th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.03
4th 4x100 m relay 42.67
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 60 m 7.19
6th 60 m hurdles 7.98
Jeux de la Francophonie Bondoufle, France 1st 100 m 11.46
1st 4x100 m relay 43.65
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 10th (sf) 100 m 11.58
4x100 m relay DQ
1995 World Indoor Championships Barcelona, Spain 8th (sf) 60 m hurdles 8.061
World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.87
5th 4x100 m relay 43.35
1996 European Indoor Championships Stockholm, Sweden 1st 60 m hurdles 7.89
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 3rd 100 m hurdles 12.65
6th 4x100 m relay 42.76
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.84
Mediterranean Games Bari, Italy 1st 100 m hurdles 12.90
1st 4x100 m relay 42.63
World Championships Athens, Greece 3rd (sf) 100 m hurdles 12.682
3rd 4x100 m relay 42.21
1998 European Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1st 60 m hurdles 7.85
European Championships Budapest, Hungary 5th 100 m hurdles 12.89
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 8th 100 m hurdles 12.97
2nd 4x100 m relay 42.06
2000 European Indoor Championships Ghent, Belgium 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.98
Olympic Games Sydney, Australia 21st (qf) 100 m hurdles 13.43
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 14th (sf) 100 m hurdles 13.17
Mediterranean Games Radès, Tunisia 1st 100 m hurdles 12.82
2002 European Indoor Championships Vienna, Austria 3rd 60 m hurdles 7.98
European Championships Munich, Germany 4th 100 m hurdles 13.03
2003 World Indoor Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom 8th 60 m hurdles 8.02
World Championships Paris, France 7th 100 m hurdles 12.83
1st 4x100 m relay 41.78
2005 European Indoor Championships Madrid, Spain 6th 60 m hurdles 8.04

1Did not finish in the final 2Disqualified in the final

National ChampionshipsEdit


  1. ^ Auzias, D. (2008) Le Petit Futé Guadeloupe p.175. Petit Futé ISBN 2-7469-2264-9 (French) Retrieved January 2012.
  2. ^ Singh, H. (2004) 33 Olympic Games p.83. Discovery Publishing House ISBN 81-7141-764-7 Retrieved January 2012.
  3. ^ The Star, September 1, 2003, Golden Double for France Archived 2004-07-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved January 2012.
  4. ^ « Girard, le bronze pour rédemption. Suspendue 2 ans pour dopage en 1990, elle finit 3rd du 100m haies », Libération, 2 August 1996.

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