Gabriel Tiacoh

Gabriel Tiacoh ( born February 9, 1963 in Abidjan, † April 2, 1992 in Atlanta, Georgia) was an Ivorian sprinter who specialized route was the 400 -meter run. So far the only athlete in the Ivory Coast, he won a medal at the Olympics.

In 1983 he reached the semi-finals at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki. The following year, he won at the Africa Athletics Championships in Rabat and was s second at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles with the African record of 44.54 behind the Americans Alonzo Babers ( 44.27 s ).

In 1985 he won at the African Championships in Cairo silver, and in 1986 he improved twice the African record at 44.32 s and 44.30 s, and was the world's annual Best on his route. At the world championships 1987 he finished seventh. 1988 was followed by another silver medal at the African Championships in Annaba the From the quarter-finals at the Olympic Games in Seoul. As in 1984 he reached the semi-finals with the Ivorian team in the 4 x 400 - meter relay.

He finished sixth at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Budapest in 1989 and won his second title at the African Championships in Lagos.

Gabriel Tiacoh was 1.80 m tall and weighed 75 kg. On April 4, 1992, he died of meningitis.

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