Sport Athletics: for the Worlds, Christophe Lemaitre is in the...

Athletics: for the Worlds, Christophe Lemaitre is in the waiting room


Christophe Lemaitre is no more advanced. The sprinter still does not know if he will compete in the World Championships in Doha (27 September – 6 October) in the 200m. The Olympic bronze medalist in Rio, who came fifth, ran Saturday night in Paris in 20''40. With this time, he passed the minima imposed by the international federation (IAAF, 20''40) but not those required by the French federation (20''35) who decides last.

Lemaitre must wait for the decision of the technical direction to know if he will travel to Qatar for the individual event knowing that in any case, he will play relay 4 x 100m. "I'm a little disappointed but I'm waiting for the decision of the federation and I will accept it. "

He did not do better than 20''46 this season

Back at the beginning of July at the competition after a hamstring alert in the spring, the bronze medalist at the 2016 Olympic Games had not done better this year than 20''46 in Sotteville-les-Rouen on July 16th.

New athletic star Noah Lyles (22) was again impressed by winning the race in 19''65, the meeting record, ahead of Turkish world champion Ramil Guliyev (20''01). Lyles continues his exceptional season: he became the 4th fastest rider in history in 19''50 on July 5th in Lausanne.


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