Samba-Mayela equals her French record in the 100m hurdles during her victory in Eugene

Samba-Mayela equals her French record in the 100m hurdles during her victory in Eugene

Cyréna Samba-Mayela equaled her French record in the 100 meter hurdles during her victory this Saturday at the “Prefontaine classic” meeting in Eugene (Oregon, United States).

Cyréna Samba-Mayela equaled her French record in the 100m hurdles in 12 sec 52 (wind of -0.9 m/s) with a prestigious victory during the “Prefontaine classic” meeting on Saturday in Eugene (Oregon, United States). ).

Two months before the Paris Olympic Games, Samba-Mayela made her mark by dominating a world-class field: she beat the Puerto Rican Olympic champion and vice-world champion Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (12.54), the American Tonea Marshall (12.55) and Bahamian Devynne Charlton, world champion and world record holder in the 60m indoor hurdles since this winter.

A successful performance despite a cool temperature (around 14 degrees) and a slightly unfavorable wind, in a race which was not part of the Diamond League program.

“Confidence is good, not yet great”

“The Olympic Games remain the objective, in this kind of race against these girls it is good to get used to winning, to repeat what I learn in training, the same movements, to arrive at the Games in being ready to go a step further, and being ready to break records,” she commented, all smiles, in the mixed zone.

“Confidence is good, not great yet, I don’t think I’m at peak form yet. But I feel great, I had very good feelings today,” she added before heading to Rome for the European Championships (June 7-12).

The 23-year-old Frenchwoman, world champion in the 60m indoor hurdles in 2022, continues her crazy season, having already beaten the French record twice (12.55 in China at the end of April then 12.52 in Florida at the beginning of May).

Her progress and consistency at the highest level have impressed since she joined Irish coach John Coghlan in Florida at the end of 2023, who also looks after Camacho-Quinn, from Insep and Teddy Tamgho’s group.

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