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Élodie Ouédraogo


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Élodie Ouédraogo, born 27 February 1981 in Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium is a sprinter of Burkinabé descent, who specializes in the 200 meters and 400 meter hurdles. Her personal best time in the 200 meters is 23.11 seconds, achieved in July 2004 in Brussels. Her personal best in the 400 meter hurdles is 55.29, achieved at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics. Her best in the 100 meters is 11.40, making her the joint third fastest Belgian women after Kim Gevaert and Olivia Borlée and equalling Nancy Callaerts. Her 200 meters best ranks her fourth amongst Belgian women after Gevaert, Borlée and Hanna Marien. Her 400 meter hurdles best places her as the second fastest Belgian woman over the distance, after Ann Marcken.

In Ouédraogo's early career she concentrated on the 100 meter hurdles, and participated in the 2000 World Junior Championships. She set a national record of 13.87 seconds for Burkina Faso, the country she represented until 2000. Her personal best time while competing for Belgium is 13.34 seconds, achieved in August 2003 in Jambes. Her Burkinabé national record was surpassed by Béatrice Kamboulé in 2007. Ouédraogo finished sixth in the 4 x 100 meter relay at the 2004 Summer Olympics with teammates Katleen De Caluwé, Lien Huyghebaert and Kim Gevaert. Ouédraogo also won the bronze medal at the 2005 Summer Universiade. At the 2007 World Championships she won a bronze medal in the 4x100 meter relay with teammates Olivia Borlée, Hanna Mariën and Kim Gevaert, setting another national record.

Ouédraogo represented Belgium at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. She competed at the 4 x 100 meter relay together with Gevaert, Mariën and Borlée. In their first-round heat they placed first in front of Great Britain, Brazil and Nigeria. Their time of 42.92 seconds was the third time overall out of sixteen participating nations. In the finals they finished in second place behind Russia in a national record time of 42.54 seconds. This gazelle of Belgian athletics is fast, elegant, spontaneous and social. An exemplary team player and as such an important part of the bronze winning team at the World Championships and the silver team at the Olympics 4 X 100 relay team. She has successfully managed to move from 200 meter sprint to 400 meter hurdles.

Latest results: 2nd - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 400m Hurdles (55.99) - 7. Jul 2012; 6th - European Championships Helsinki 400m Hurdles Final (55:95) - 29. Jun 2012; 3rd - European Championships Helsinki 400m Hurdles Semi-Final (55:77) - 28. Jun 2012; 2nd - European Championships Helsinki 400m Hurdles Heat (55:39 Season Best) - 27. Jun 2012
2012
Personal records (Individual and National Team 4x100m Relay)
60m Indoors - 7.48 (2005)
100m - 11.40 (2005), All-Time Belgium no. 3
200m - 23.11 (2004), All-Time Belgium no. 6
100m Hurdles - 13.34 (2003), All-Time Belgium no. 7
400m Hurdles - 55.29 (2011), All-Time Belgium no. 2
4x100m Relay - 42.54 (2008) - Borlee, Marien, Ouedraogo, Gevaert - National Record

Career highlights (Individual and National Team 4x100m Relay)
2012
2nd - European Championships Helsinki 400mH Heat (55:39)
3rd - European Championships Helsinki 400mH Semi-Final (55:77)
6th - European Championships Helsinki 400mH Final (55:95)
2nd - Heusden-Zolder 400mH (55.99)
4th - Rabat 400m Hurdles (56.02)
3rd - Prague 400m Hurdles (56.24)
European Rank as of 8-July (by time):  400m Hurdles - 12th
2011
5th - IAAF World Championships Daegu 400mH Semi-Final (55.29)
3rd - IAAF World Championships Daegu 400mH First Round (55.40)
1st - Izmir 400m Hurdles (55.74)
4th - Rabat 400m Hurdles (55.77)
4th - KBC Night of Athletics Heusden-Zolder 200m (23.79)
End-of-Outdoor-Season World Rank (by time): 400m Hurdles - 16th (Europe - 10th)
2010
3rd - European Championships Barcelona 400m Hurdles Heat (55.80)
2nd - Liege 400mH (56.10)
2nd - Rehlingen 400mH (56.12)
5th - Zagreb 400mH (56.52)
3rd - Rabat 400mH (56.59)
3rd - European Team Championships Budapest 400mH (56.74)
3rd - National Championships Brussels 200m (23.49)
End-of-Outdoor-Season European Rank (by time): 400m Hurdles - 16th
2009
6th - IAAF World Championships Berlin 400mH Heat (56.60)
1st - National Championships Oordegem 400mH (56.71)
7th - Barcelona 400mH (57.33)
8th - IAAF World Championships Berlin 400mH Semi-Final (57.58)
6th - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 400mH (57.87)
2nd - Gent Indoors 400m (55.12)
1st - National Indoor Championships Gent 400m (55.19)
1st - Luxemburg Indoors 400m (55.32)
End-of-Outdoor-Season European Rank (by time): 400m Hurdles - 29th
2008
2nd - Olympic Games Beijing 4x100m Final (Belgium 42.54)
1st - Olympic Games Beijing 4x100m Heat (Belgium 42.92)
3rd - Bydgoszcz 400mH (56.36)
4th - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 400mH (56.58)
4th - Jerez 400mH (56.60)
8th - IAAF Golden League Roma 400mH (56.72)
3rd - European Cup Leiria 400mH (56.95)
1st - National Championships Liege Naimette 200m (23.47)
End-of-Outdoor-Season European Rank (by time): 400m Hurdles - 26th
2007
3rd - IAAF World Championships Osaka 4x100m Final (Belgium 42.75)
1st - IAAF World Championships Osaka 4x100m Heat (Belgium 42.85)
3rd - Athens 400mH (55.72)
2nd - Geneve 400mH (56.07)
2nd - Cuxhaven 400mH (56.26)
1st - Europe Cup Odense 400mH (56.42) 
6th - IAAF World Championships Osaka 400mH Heat (56.44)
1st - Neerpelt 400mH (56.88)
1st - Herentals 400mH (57.37)
2nd - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 400mH (57.41)
1st - Merksem 400mH (57.55)
2nd - Gent Indoors 200m (24.03)
End-of-Outdoor-Season European Rank (by time): 400m Hurdles - 17th
2006
1st - St. Mard 400mH (57.43)
4th - Dakar 200m (23.70)
1st - Oordegem 100m Heat (11.61)
2005
1st - Gent 100m (11.40)
2nd - Europe Cup Leiria 100m (11.48)
1st - Gent 200m (23.16)
2nd - Rhede 200m (23.19)
2nd - National Championships Brussels 200m (23.22)
2nd - Izmir 200m (23.23)
1st - National Indoor Championships Gent 60m Final (7.44)
1st - National Indoor Championships Gent 60m Heat (7.48)
End-of-Outdoor-Season European Rank (by time): 100m - 26th; 200m - 27th
2004
3rd - Olympic Games Athens 4x100m Heat (Belgium 43.08)
6th - Olympic Games Athens 4x100m Final (Belgium 43.11)
1st - National Championships Brussels 100m Heat (11.51)
1st - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 100m (11.56)
3rd - National Championships Brussels 100m Final (11.57)
2nd - National Championships Brussels 20mm Final (23.11)
4th - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 200m (23.19)
2003
3rd - Jambes 100mH (13.34)
1st - KBC Nacht Heusden-Zolder 100m (11.50)
2002
1st - National Championships Brussels 100mH (13.64)
4th - European Championships Munich 4x100m Final (Belgium 43.22)



More about Élodie at: www.elodieouedraogo.be

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