The French hurdlers are celebrating.

Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Just Kwaou-Mathey collected silver and bronze in the 110m hurdles at the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday evening in Munich.

However, they were beaten by the Spaniard Asier Martinez in their quest for gold.

Martinot-Lagarde, in 13 seconds 14 for his 12th international medal, and Kwaou-Mathey, in 13.33 for his first, were dominated by Asier Martinez, separated by a thousandth of a second with "PML".

The third Frenchman qualified for the final, Sasha Zhoya, on the other hand fell and finished 8th and last.

A suspenseful finale

Martinot-Lagarde, defending champion, almost overtook "broken" Martinez, 22 years old.

But it was ultimately the Spaniard, bronze medalist at the Worlds last month in Eugene (United States), who was proclaimed winner by a thousandth of a second.

The 30-year-old Frenchman once again concluded with a championship medal a season marred by several injuries and setbacks, which may have explained his elimination in the semi-finals in the United States last month.

This finish!


Only 0.001 separates Asier Martinez and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde in the 110m hurdles final!

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At 22, Just Kwaou-Mathey obtained a bronze medal which rewards the progress of the man who has become a reference in the discipline this year.

Great hope of tricolor athletics, Zhoya for his part fell at the end of the race when he did not seem able to play for a medal.

It was his first final after his first season as a senior.


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