Stéphane Caristan

Stéphane Caristan (born 31 May 1964) is a retired hurdler from France, who set the world's best year performance in 1986. He did so by winning the men's 110 metres hurdles final at the European Championships in Stuttgart, clocking 13.20, which was also his personal best. He competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984. Caristan later became the coach of French sprinter Christine Arron.

Stéphane Caristan
Personal information
Born (1964-05-31) 31 May 1964 (age 56)
Créteil, France[1]
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Event(s)110 m hurdles, 400 m hurdles
ClubAC Paris-Joinville
US Créteil
Racing CF

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   France
1983 European Junior Championships Schwechat, Austria 2nd (h) 110 m hurdles 13.86 (w)1
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 20th (h) 110 m hurdles 14.10
1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 6th 110 m hurdles 13.71
1985 World Indoor Games Paris, France 1st 60 m hurdles 7.67
1986 European Championships Stuttgart, West Germany 1st 110 m hurdles 13.20
1987 World Indoor Championships Indianapolis, United States 2nd 60 m hurdles 7.62
World Championships Rome, Italy 8th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.62
1988 Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 9th (sf) 110 m hurdles 13.71
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 110 m hurdles DNF
1991 Mediterranean Games Athens, Greece 1st 400 m hurdles 45.41
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 7th 400 m hurdles 48.86
11th (h) 4 × 400 m relay 3:04.25
1993 Mediterranean Games Narbonne, France 8th 400 m hurdles 50.66
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 27th (h) 400 m hurdles 50.84

1Did not finish in the final

Personal bestsEdit




  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Stéphane Caristan". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
  Roger Kingdom
Men's 110 m Hurdles Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
  Greg Foster