Christine Arron

By Claire Mccallum

Christine Arron is a track and field sprint athlete who competes internationally for France.

Christine Arron was born in 1973 on the French island of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. She started Athletics in 1984, in 1988 she broke her first French record, and caught many people eye's after winning the under 17's 100 meters at the Carifta Games.

As a teenager with a promising sprinting career, she moved to Paris in 1992.


Highlight of her Career

The highlight of her career was in 1998 when she was elected as European Athlete of the year, Because of the 100 meter sprint that she won that was 10.73 seconds, this achievement made her the fifth fastest women. She was later in the France 4x100m relay, as the last runner of the team, at the Hungarian Capital. At the 2004 Olympic Games, her team finished third in the 4x100m. In 2005 she got bronze in the 100m and 200m in the World Championships.
In 2008, she was unable to compete due to a hip fracture, but after was determined to compete at the 2012 European Athletics Championships.