Margot Chevrier is getting closer to the minimums

During the All Star Perch organized on Thursday at the Clermont-Ferrand Sports Centre, Thibaut Collet and Margot Chevrier propelled themselves to interesting heights.

It’s coming soon, that’s for sure! On the one hand, Margot Chevrier has been trying since the start of the winter season to break her personal best (4.71 m) and reach the Olympic minimums (4.73 m). On the other hand, Thibaut Collet is trying to cross the symbolic barrier of 6 m. Last night in Clermont-Ferrand during the All Star Pole Vault, the two pole vaulters were not far away.

Fourth jump over 4.60 m since the start of winter for Margot Chevrier

The women’s competition was won by Canadian Alysha Newman, who set a new national record with 4.83m. The American Bridget Williams, second with 4.83 m also (personal best) and the Swiss Angelica Moser complete the podium (4.73 m). Behind them, we find the athlete from Team SPORTMAG, Margot Chevrier (4.63 m on the first attempt). Recently champion of France, the Niçoise made some beautiful jumps, like her start to the winter season. In fact, she has already recorded four performances over 4.60 m, proof of found consistency. Three times, the pole vaulter came up against the bar at 4.73 m, synonymous with a career best performance and an Olympic minimum. A bar that she will put off until later.

Thibaut Collet goes a little deeper into history

Fifth at the last world championships by clearing 5.90 m, Thibaut Collet has reached a milestone. A new milestone was reached for him in Clermont-Ferrand. In a competition dominated by the world record holder, Armand Duplantis (6.02 m), the Grenoble pole vaulter left his mark on the competition. And how ! The 24-year-old made short work of the bars at 5.52m, 5.72m and 5.82. He then tackled 5.92, synonymous with a career best performance for him. Failing at the first attempt, the Frenchman then made people talk about his talent to achieve a new personal best. He is now the fifth best French performer of all time, indoor and outdoor combined, behind Renaud Lavillenie (6.16 m), Jean Galfione (6.00 m), Romain Mesnil (5.95 m) and his father Philippe (5.94m). Thibaut Collet then set himself the challenge of crossing the bar at 6.02 m. So close and so far, the tricolor did not succeed. This time only…

Margot Chevrier and Thibaut Collet will take part in the Perche Élite Tour de Rouen before competing in the world championships in Glasgow next week (March 1-3), the first big event of the season.


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