Should we be worried about French athletics two years from the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Kevin Mayer is the only tricolor to medal at the Worlds in Eugene. He won the decathlon title. Steph Chambers / AFP

FFA High Performance Director Romain Barras refuses to be alarmed after the recent Worlds.

The boat capsized but did not sink. Two years before the Paris Olympics, the French athletics team missed out on the accounting plan at the Worlds in Eugene (Oregon). Kevin Mayer is the only tricolor to have brought home a gold medal in the decathlon. In the ranking of nations, France ranked 22nd. However, the results of these Worlds are “ rather positive for Romain Barras, high performance director of the French federation. “Based on the “Placing Table”, which ranks the nations according to the places of finalists, France is in 14th place in the world, while we were 22nd in Doha (2019 world championships, editor’s note),he details.This shows a nice density and a certain progression. My great satisfaction remains the reconstruction of an identity core of the France team. This is what I mainly want to base myself on for the sequel. On these athletes who have character, and who are able to surpass themselves on D-Day. The…

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