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A first day during which the headliners ensured

ByRoborto Sykes

Sep 13, 2020

In the absence of the Olympic Games, the big celebration of athletics in 2020 are the French championships. Organized in Albi, the events attracted a good number of headliners but the main event, the 100m, suffered from the absence of Christophe Lemaître on injury and Jimmy Vicaut, who has already ended his season. . Mouhamadou Fall took the opportunity to win the title of champion of France (10”16) ahead of Amaury Golitin (10”19) and Dylan Rigot (10”30). “Champion of France, it’s good, it’s very good! And in addition, there is the stopwatch! With the coach we worked well, and it paid off, said Mouhamadou Fall for the official website of the FFA. During the end of the race, I saw Amaury right next to me, and I said to myself “don’t let go, don’t let go, don’t let go! “. On arrival, I just watched the wind, and when I saw +0.5, I understood that it was a great race! The women’s event saw Carolle Zahi retain her title in 11”28, ahead of Wided Atatou (11”38) and Jessie Saint-Marc (11”46). “I am very happy to end this particular season in this way and to keep my title,” Carolle Zahi assured the official website of the FFA. It was necessary to remain well mobilized on the psychological level. In a championship, there is always a form of pressure, you must not miss it. In the javelin, Lukas Moutarde retained his title with a better throw at 75.71m.

The surprise Samba-Mayela, Lesueur and Gressier are present

After the title of French champion in the 60m hurdles indoors, Cyrena Samba-Mayela confirmed on the 110m hurdles. At 19, the member of Lille Métropole Athlétisme, dominated the final in 12”73, third best world performance of the year. She is ahead of Solenn Compper (13”20) and Fanny Quenot (13”36). “I came to lower the clock, and I’m delighted to leave with that,” Cyrena Samba-Mayela told the FFA site. Well, I would have liked to do even better, especially going under 12”70, but it’s an athlete’s problem to never be fully satisfied, always looking for something better. The long jump competition, for its part, was not a surprise with the eighth national title for Eloyse Lesueur with a better mark at 6.44m. La Marseillaise is ahead of Yanis David (6.35m) and Rougui Sow (6.28m). For Quentin Bigot with the hammer, this is the fourth consecutive national title. Le Messin won with a throw at 76.42m ahead of Yann Chaussinand (73.61m) and Enguerrand Decoix Têtu (69.83m). Jimmy Gressier, for his part, left no chance for competition in the 5000m, winning in 13’33”08 ahead of Fabien Palcau (13’35”61) and … Dorian Coninx. Indeed, the recent world champion of mixed relay in triathlon aligned himself with this event and left with the bronze medal (13’40”11). The women’s race was won by Alessia Zarbo (15’56”46). Behind Belgian Thomas Carmoy (2.20m), Sébastien Micheau was crowned French high jump champion (2.18m), his first national title.

The tile for Alaïs, Lavillenie did not tremble in front of his brother

But one of the images that will remain from this first day is Alexie Alaïs who was evacuated on a stretcher after her fourth attempt in the women’s javelin competition. The member of CA Montreuil still won the title with a better throw at 58.11m, ahead of Jona Aigouy (56.09m) and Evelina Mendes (54.10m). Regarding the men’s pole vault competition, he offered a duel between the Lavillenie brothers with the eldest, Renaud, who won his tenth national title with a better bar at 5.80m ahead of Valentin (5.70m ). Ethan Cormont completes the podium (5.58m). “I had set a competition plan if I felt good, and I knew that if I had recovered well from last week, I was able to do 5.80m, assured the FFA site Renaud Lavillenie . It was nice not to be lonely too soon, and not just challenged by Valentin. I managed to stay on course without being destabilized. ”Unsurprisingly, the triple jump competition was dominated by Hugues-Fabrice Zango (17.33m) but the national title goes to Jean-Marc Pontvianne (16.85m). But the surprise, in the shot put, came from Amanda Ngandy-Ntumba who won with the best French performance of the season (16.01m). Djilali Bedrani, for his part, dominated the 3000m steeplechase (8’35”39). While Frédéric Dagée won his fourth weight title (19.74m), Bérénice Fulchiron opened her list of elites in the 1500m (4’23”66).

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