Nico Motchebon

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Nico Motchebon
Born (1969-11-13) 13 November 1969 (age 49)
Nationality German
Occupation 800 metres runner

Nico Motchebon (born 13 November 1969 in Berlin) is a former German 800 metres runner.

His personal best of 1:43.91 was set on 31 July 1996 in the 800 m final of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, where he finished fifth. Motchebon won bronze medals at the 1993 and 1999 IAAF World Indoor Championships. He also set a temporary European indoor record over 800 m in 1995. His 600 m indoor personal best stood as the indoor 600 m world record from 1999 until 2017.

Before turning to athletics in late 1992, he competed in the modern pentathlon. He even qualified for the 1992 Summer Olympics but ultimately he did not participate.

He is of Cameroonian descent through his father.[1]

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Germany
1993 World Indoor Championships Toronto, Canada 3rd 800 m 1:48.15
Universiade Buffalo, United States 3rd 800 m 1:49.52
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 20th (sf) 800 m 1:46.58
1994 European Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th 800 m 1:47.24
European Championships Helsinki, Finland 4th 800 m 1:46.65
World Cup London, United Kingdom 5th 800 m 1:47.67
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 4th 800 m 1:45.97
1996 Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 5th 800 m 1:43.91
1997 World Indoor Championships Paris, France 4th 800 m 1:46.19
1998 European Championships Budapest, Hungary 10th (sf) 800 m 1:48.19
1999 World Indoor Championships Maebashi, Japan 3rd 800 m 1:45.74
World Championships Seville, Spain 15th (sf) 800 m 1:47.17

Personal bests



  1. ^ Mockler, Marion (14 June 2007). "Laufen für die gute Sache" (in German). Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  • Nico Motchebon at IAAF
  • Sports Reference

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