Romain Barras in 2016
Romain Barras in 2016
Romain Barras at the 2010 European Athletics Championships in Barcelona

Romain Barras (born 1 August 1980 in Calais, Pas-de-Calais) is a French decathlete. At the Universiade he finished fifth in 2001 and first in 2003, the latter in a personal-best score of 8,196 points. He represented France at the 2004 Summer Olympics and came in thirteenth place overall in the decathlon. He became the regional champion at the 2005 Mediterranean Games.

He improved his personal best to 8,298 points for third place at the 2007 TNT - Fortuna Meeting.[1] He finished fifth in the decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was twelfth at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. Barras set a personal best of 8,313 points to win at the 2010 European Cup Combined Events in Tallinn, Estonia.[2]

On 29 July 2010, Barras won the decathlon gold medal at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona with a score of 8,453. He took part in the 2010 Décastar meeting in September and finished third with 8,180 points.[3]

Following the end of his competitive career, he focused on coaching and was a professor of sports and physical education.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  France
2001 European U23 Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 4th Decathlon 7,821 pts
World Student Games Beijing, China 5th Decathlon 7,876 pts
2003 World Student Games Daegu, South Korea 1st Decathlon 8,196 pts
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 13th Decathlon 8,067 pts
2005 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 5th Decathlon 8,185 pts
Mediterranean Games Almería, Spain 1st Decathlon 8,127 pts
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 7th Decathlon 8,087 pts
Décastar Talence, France 5th Decathlon 8,060 pts
2006 Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 7th Decathlon 8,138 pts
European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 8th Decathlon 8,093 pts
2007 European Indoor Championships Birmingham, England 6th Heptathlon 5,883 pts
Hypo-Meeting Götzis, Austria 10th Decathlon 8,064 pts
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 5th Decathlon 8,253 pts
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 12th Decathlon 8,204 pts
2010 European Championships Barcelona, Spain 1st Decathlon 8,453 pts
2011 World Championships Daegu, South Korea 11th Decathlon 8,134 pts
2016 European Championships Amsterdam, Netherlands 6th Decathlon 8,002 pts


  1. ^ Lubenský, Zdenek (2007-06-21). Sebrle is back on top of the world with an 8697pts score. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
  2. ^ Estonia and France are the European Cup Combined Events Super League champions Archived 2010-07-01 at the Wayback Machine. European Athletics (2010-06-28). Retrieved on 2010-07-03.
  3. ^ van Kuijen, Hans (2010-09-19). Suarez and Chernova prevail in Talence - IAAF World Combined Events Challenge. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-19.
  4. ^ Romain Barras : « S'entraîner dans ces conditions-là, c'est un rêve ». Le Equipe (2018-03-02). Retrieved 2018-05-24.