Athletics

INSEP’s National Olympic athletics preparation squad has produced some of the foremost French athletes competing on the international stage in both the senior and junior categories. Many para athletes also train using the same facilities to prepare for the Paralympic Games.

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65 ATHLETES

Athletics

Wilhem BELOCIAN

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At the age of 24, Wilhem Belocian, U18 world champion in 2014 and elite national champion in 2019, has already earned his place alongside France’s superstars in the 110m hurdles, following in the footsteps of Guy Drut, Stéphane Caristan and Ladji Doucouré.

Record

    • Junior world champion in 2014 (110m H)

Athletics

Benjamin COMPAORE

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The European triple jump champion in 2014, Benjamin Compaoré (aged 32) is one of the biggest names in the discipline in France. He is on course to take part in his third Olympics in 2020, and is currently also preparing his retirement from competition by studying at INSEP to succeed his coach, Jean-Hervé Stievenart.

Record

    • European champion in 2014 (triple jump)

Athletics

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse

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The specialist middle-distance runner Pierre-Ambroise Bosse (aged 27) won the world title in the 800m in 2017. Named athlete of the year in 2017, he also holds the national record in the event. He is coached by Philippe Dupont at INSEP.

Record

    • World champion in 2017
    • Bronze medallist at the European championships in 2018