Jean-Charles Trouabal
Personal information
Born20 May 1965

Jean-Charles Trouabal (born 20 May 1965 in Paris) is a retired French sprinter who specialized in the 200 metres.

At the 1990 European Athletics Championships in Split the French team of Max Morinière, Daniel Sangouma, Trouabal and Bruno Marie-Rose improved the world record to 37.79 seconds. The record stood less than one year, as the Santa Monica Track Club from the United States team ran in 37.67 seconds at the 1991 Weltklasse Zurich meet.[1]

He was born on the same day (20 May 1965) as his teammate Bruno Marie-Rose.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
1987 Universiade Zagreb, Yugoslavia 2nd 4 × 100 m relay 39.42
Mediterranean Games Latakia, Syria 3rd 200 m 20.88 w
1988 European Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 9th (sf) 200 m 21.31
Olympic Games Seoul, South Korea 25th (qf) 100 m 10.41
1989 Jeux de la Francophonie Casablanca, Morocco 3rd 200 m 20.71
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.75
Universiade Duisburg, West Germany 4th 200 m 20.68 (w)
3rd 4 × 100 m relay 39.67
1990 European Championships Split, Yugoslavia 2nd 200 m 20.31 (0.0 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 37.79
1991 World Championships Tokyo, Japan 6th 200 m 20.58
2nd 4 × 100 m relay 37.87
1992 Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain 200 m DNF
1993 Mediterranean Games Narbonne, France 2nd 100 m 10.24
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.96
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 6th 200 m 20.20
7th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.941
1994 European Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 200 m 20.70 (-0.1 m/s)
1st 4 × 100 m relay 38.57
World Cup London, United Kingdom 5th 4 × 100 m relay 39.46
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 10th (sf) 200 m 20.58
6th (h) 4 × 100 m relay 38.822

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

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