Eunice Barber

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games • Other
Full nameEunice•Barber
Used nameEunice•Barber
Born17 November 1974 in Freetown, Western (SLE)
Measurements175 cm / 68 kg
AffiliationsFranslac, Freetown (SLE) / EFS Reims, Reims (FRA)
NOC France Sierra Leone


Eunice Barber was a four-time Olympian, twice for her native Sierra Leone and twice for France, after adopting French nationality on 7 August 2000. A versatile athlete, she competed in the high hurdles, long jump, heptathlon, and 4x100 metre relay. Barber was a two-time World Champion, winning the heptathlon in 1999 and long jump in 2003. She won three silver medals at the Worlds, in the heptathlon in 2003 and heptathlon and long jump in 2005. She was not as successful at the Olympics, her best finish being fifth in the heptathlon at Atlanta in 1996.

Personal Bests: 100 – 11.90 (1996); 100H – 12.78 (2001); LJ – 7.05 (2003); Hep – 6889 (2005).


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1992 Summer Olympics Athletics SLE Eunice Barber
100 metres Hurdles, Women (Olympic) 7 h1 r1/4
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 29 r1/2
Heptathlon, Women (Olympic) 26
1996 Summer Olympics Athletics SLE Eunice Barber
4 × 100 metres Relay, Women (Olympic) Sierra Leone AC h3 r1/2
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 19 r1/2
Heptathlon, Women (Olympic) 5
2000 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Eunice Barber
Heptathlon, Women (Olympic) DNF
2004 Summer Olympics Athletics FRA Eunice Barber
Long Jump, Women (Olympic) 28 r1/2

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1996 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony SLE Eunice Barber

Special Notes