The Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre won the 200m Sotteville-lès-Rouen athletics meeting, where hope Sasha Zhoya shone again, while Mélina Robert-Michon on record and Dimitri Bascou in the 110m hurdles confirmed their rise to power on Tuesday.
Christophe Lemaitre won the 200m in 20.47. "It's a good end to the evening, it's a shame that I'm coming out of the corner too little on the outside", however, regretted on RMC-Sport the double Olympic medalist, affected by several injuries at the beginning of the season and who is still in the running-in phase. .
His 100m, played a little earlier in the evening, disappointed with a 4th place in just 10.28.
The 200 ma also allowed young prodigy Sasha Zhoya, 17, to crush the junior French record, finishing in 20.91, fourteen hundredths less than the previous mark, set in 2011. This is the fourth time that the Franco-Australian sets a record in this age category, after the 100m, the 110m hurdles and the pole.
Melina Robert-Michon, another headline of the meeting, finished third in the discus throw with a throw to 62.41 m, behind the Cuban Yaime Perez (69.39 m) and Denia Caballero (69.08 m).
The Lyonnaise was generally satisfied: "It's good performances of this level, although I would have liked to improve this brand on my last shots," she commented on RMC-Sports.
French sprinter Dimitri Bascou was also solid finishing second in the 110m hurdles in 13.45, despite having hit the 5th hurdle.
The meeting, attended by 5,000 spectators gathered around the stadium, was also the scene of the return to the competition of the 2012 Olympic champion of the 1500 m Taoufik Makhloufi. The 31-year-old Algerian, who had not run in official competition since 2016, was second in the 800m.
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