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Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa

Full name: Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 143 lbs (65 kg)
Born: March 30, 1943 in Antananarivo, Analamanga, Madagascar
Died: September 27, 2016 in Lyon, Rhône, France
Affiliations: Westmont College Warriors, Santa Barbara (USA)
Country: MAD Madagascar
Sport: Athletics

Biography

Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa was the greatest ever Malagasy sprinter. He competed at three Olympics, making the finals of the 100 metres in 1968. In the 100 metres Ravelomanantsoa was world ranked #2 in 1971 and #4 in 1972. He raced in college at Westmont College in California. He won bronze medals at the 1965 All-Africa Games in the 200 metres, and at the 1970 Universiade in the 100. After the 1972 Olympics Ravelomanantsoa turned professional. His greatest pro achievement came in 1975, when he won the Australian Stawell Gift, a handicap race over 120 metres. Ravelomanantsoa became the first of only two runners to win the Stawell Gift off scratch.

Personal Bests: 100 – 10.18 (1968); 200 – 20.6y (1972):

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Men's 100 metres Madagascar MAD 6 h1 r1/4
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Men's 200 metres Madagascar MAD 8 h8 r1/4
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 100 metres Madagascar MAD 8
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Men's 200 metres Madagascar MAD 5 h3 r1/4
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's 100 metres Madagascar MAD 6 h2 r3/4
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Madagascar MAD 6 h2 r1/3

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A) L
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Madagascar Round One Heat One 6 10.8 10,89
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Madagascar Final 8 10.2 10.27 8
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Madagascar Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 10.2 10.26
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Madagascar Quarter-Finals Heat Four 2 QU 10.1 10.18
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Madagascar Round One Heat Two 2 QU 10.2 10.30
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Madagascar Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 10.46 4
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Madagascar Quarter-Finals Heat Two 1 QU 10.47 1
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Madagascar Round One Heat Ten 2 QU 10.29 4

Men's 200 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T(H) T(A)
1964 Summer 21 Tokyo Athletics Madagascar Round One Heat Eight 8 22.4
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Athletics Madagascar Round One Heat Three 5 21.5 21.53

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T(A)
1972 Summer 29 München Athletics Madagascar MAD Round One Heat Two 6 40.58
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