Romain Barras (born 1 August 1980 in Calais, Pas-de-Calais) is a French decathlete. At the Universiade he finished fifth in 2001 and first in 2003, the latter in a personal-best score of 8,196 points. He represented France at the 2004 Summer Olympics and came in thirteenth place overall in the decathlon. He became the regional champion at the 2005 Mediterranean Games.
He improved his personal best to 8,298 points for third place at the 2007 TNT - Fortuna Meeting.He finished fifth in the decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and was twelfth at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics. Barras set a personal best of 8,313 points to win at the 2010 European Cup Combined Events in Tallinn, Estonia.
On 29 July 2010, Barras won the decathlon gold medal at the 2010 European Championships in Barcelona with a score of 8,453. He took part in the 2010 Décastar meeting in September and finished third with 8,180 points.
Following the end of his competitive career, he focused on coaching and was a professor of sports and physical education.
|2001||European U23 Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||4th||Decathlon||7,821 pts|
|World Student Games||Beijing, China||5th||Decathlon||7,876 pts|
|2003||World Student Games||Daegu, South Korea||1st||Decathlon||8,196 pts|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||13th||Decathlon||8,067 pts|
|2005||Hypo-Meeting||Götzis, Austria||5th||Decathlon||8,185 pts|
|Mediterranean Games||Almería, Spain||1st||Decathlon||8,127 pts|
|World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||7th||Decathlon||8,087 pts|
|Décastar||Talence, France||5th||Decathlon||8,060 pts|
|2006||Hypo-Meeting||Götzis, Austria||7th||Decathlon||8,138 pts|
|European Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||8th||Decathlon||8,093 pts|
|2007||European Indoor Championships||Birmingham, England||6th||Heptathlon||5,883 pts|
|Hypo-Meeting||Götzis, Austria||10th||Decathlon||8,064 pts|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||5th||Decathlon||8,253 pts|
|2009||World Championships||Berlin, Germany||12th||Decathlon||8,204 pts|
|2010||European Championships||Barcelona, Spain||1st||Decathlon||8,453 pts|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||11th||Decathlon||8,134 pts|
|2016||European Championships||Amsterdam, Netherlands||6th||Decathlon||8,002 pts|
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