Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa, Malagasy Olympic athlete, Died at 73


Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa was born on March 30, 1943, and died on September 27, 2016.

He was a Malagasy athlete.

Jean specialised in the 100 metres.

Durring the 1964 Summer Olympics, Ravelomanantsoa was eliminated in the heats in both 100 and 200 metres.

During the 1968 Summer Olympics he was again eliminated in the heats of the 200 m, but reached the 100 metres final and placed eighth.

During those Games, Ravelomanantsoa also set his career best time of 10.18 seconds in a tail wind of 2.0 m/s.

This is the current Malagasy record.

At the 1972 Summer Olympics, Ravelomanantsoa reached the semi-final of the 100 metres and was eliminated in the heats with the Madagascar 4 x 100 metres relay team.

Ravelomanantsoa became the first of only two men to date to have won the Stawell Gift, Australia’s most prestigious professional foot race, off the scratch mark, in 1975.

That race was run over 120 metres, but entrants are handicapped according to their competitive form, and most start at a mark a few metres ahead of the start line.

Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa passed away at 73 years old.