Junior World Championships: Konaté continues to be on high of the world

With a soar of 8.08m, Erwan Konaté climbed to the highest step of the rostrum within the lengthy distance, one 12 months after the title he had already gained on the World Championships in Nairobi, he turned the primary Frenchman to attain such a double in juniors. It marks the most effective efficiency of the 12 months within the class, and wins the primary medal for the French crew in Cali.


A historic double for Konaté

He raised his arms within the air to greet the general public – who was seated close by in a woolen shirt – roared. After returning to the sand at 8.08m (+0.4) on the fifth try, Erwan Konate whereas he had returned to the lengthy wrestle, he had superior, till then the Cuban Alexander Cease and its 7.91 m. So nobody might go him. After the match, the coach, Robert Emmiyan, then the tricolor, hugged him. Within the French nation, everybody congratulates one another.
However the finish had been the start sophisticated “in response to the phrases of the primary celebration, with 4 opponents between 7.81 and seven.91 m, together with these at 7.83 m, the soar was made within the second try after which synonymous with the second place. After the second, third, and fourth, we noticed him on the path of the winc. ” then I instructed myself that I needed to go 8 meters, and I fell on my hipsstated the sweater from Ambianis UC. Within the fifth I have a tendency, exultant with the spur.»
With this new title; Erwan Konate He turned the primary Frenchman to attain a double on the Junior World, a 12 months after successful the gold in Nairobi, and by the best way, he achieved the most effective requirements within the years between twenty-six and the second of his life after 8.12 m in Kenya.
Cool, as soon as he handed the medal ceremony and the anti-doping management, he felt assured” launched after this victory. ” it was an advanced 12 months. A 12 months after my title I discovered myself with numerous weight on my shoulders, in a single day, 18 years outdated. It was then folded to leap only for enjoyable. When it got here to this World Cup, my objective was to make myself soar, to entertain myself “, he defined.
Alternatively, his coach – the present holder of the file for the size of Europe – stated to himself ” very comfortable “On the finish of the competitors and confirms that Erwan had” the fifth continues to be proving at a technical stage “. What lovely desires tomorrow.


“I completed sixth: the primary is an effective worldwide competitors, as a result of it’s tough to do every little thing completely, and I fought till the tip.”

A pocket of honor after being handed over for a decade, on the finish of these ten occasions; Peter Blaecke it was a smile. For the primary worldwide choice, he completed sixth with 7,520 factors, 102 factors off the rostrum, and 64 factors off the file. The EA Grenoble 38 athlete made a great comeback within the normal classification within the final occasion, 1500m, taking three locations with a time of 4’26”71. He claims to have had numerous enjoyable throughout these two days, throughout which he broke three private bests – within the 100 m (11”26), within the lengthy (7.12 m) and within the pole vault (55.30 m) – and the performances have been achieved near the utmost stage – on the top ( 1.87 m), over 400 m (50”44) and 110 m hurdles (14”81). ” It was large to take part in a contest like that ” he concluded.
As for Sacha Rifflerthe completed ninth with 7,457 factors, about thirty from eighth, which allowed him to be a finalist on this decathlon. Whereas the AC Cannes member got here to Colombia with a file of 7571 factors, he additionally broke his personal data within the 100m (11”12) and 400m (49”94), attaining good performances within the throw (14.81m) over the 110m hurdles (14”11), and the javelin (50.38 m). The one draw back: the peak of the check, by which he solely handed 1.84 m, whereas he has a file of two.01 m, set final 12 months. However he additionally needed above all to retain the optimistic: The primary World Cup, not nicely, nevertheless it’s not disappointing, given my performances and what they provide him. That is only a delay! »


Ultimate route for Ammirati and Petiphar

A contracted tricolor pole made up of two chambers; Antonius admired and Sloan Petipharwho secured their ticket to the ultimate, completed first and eleventh within the qualifying spherical, imitating what Léa Mauberret and Elise Russis had achieved the day earlier than.
The primary-named solely wants one soar to safe his place, simply clearing 5.20m, permitting him to ” line underneath the 12 months »: within the final U20 World Cup, the pole vaulted athletics Entente du Pays de Fayence had reached the world stage, however had not managed to go the bar in vitality. This 12 months, he’ll due to this fact examine as his “. last revenge “, the place the title asks. Ambitions greater than respectable, since he has the most effective file of the entries: 5.70 m this season, in opposition to 5.53 m for the second, the Finn Juho Alasaaritied for first qualifier.
For his half; Sloan Petiphar he needed to do it twice to go 5.05 m earlier than failing at 5.20 m when the salty air sounded within the race. However that was sufficient on the finish of which we’ll proceed. in full swing “, with ” huge bars In contrast to the wrestle, the place he most popular to stay cautious. Two days earlier, a member of the athletic Trois Tour had opened his left hand, breaking a pole in coaching, and due to this fact struggled with two stitches on Tuesday. The ultimate, which can happen on Thursday at 3:05 a.m. native time (10:05 a.m. French time), will declare the rostrum, which at the moment holds the fourth pert of entries.

A perfect begin for Lefevre in top

He got here to Colombia with the twelfth efficiency of the entries (2.15 m), the prince of wool Martin Lefevre entered the competitors completely, clearing 2.08 m within the first try, after ” small alarm in 2 m * “, he handed the bar on the second try.” There was an absence of velocity within the nook, however I used to be capable of get again into it rapidly afterwards “, stated the athlete, smiling, the opposite certain in vitality. Certified for the ultimate, which can happen on Friday at 3:21 am native time (10:21 am French time), the jersey of Villeneuve-d’Ascq Fretin Athlétisme goals ” 2.20 and m title “. There you will see primarily South Africans Brian Raatsfirst in high quality and holder of the non-public finest at 2.26 m.

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The wrestle ends there for Erio and Dugué

Holder of the fourth quickest time for entries within the 100m semi-final; Jeff Erius sadly he couldn’t attain the ultimate, crossing the end line in sixth place, in 10” 34 (+0.7). The Argentorati Agglomeration Athle athlete regretted not attaining a greater time, when he ran in a ten”56 sequence, regardless of a robust unfair wind (-2.9 m). The Batswana then gained the ultimate Letsile Tebogo : in 9”91 (+0.8), he beat his U20 world file, though on the finish of the stage he turned to the precise, pointing his finger at his opponents…
I certified for the 110m hurdles semi-finals; Anscharius Dugué this race was much less profitable: he crossed the end line in 14”02 (+0.5), that’s, 700th slower than within the sequence. Definitely a vice, when aS an enormous mistake within the eighth or ninth hurdle » : « That sort of factor slowed me down. Which feeds on wishes, when he confirms that he felt good in the remainder of the race. To qualify for the ultimate, you needed to run no less than 13”59, whereas Norman’s private finest is 13”74.

Failure of the hammer thrower Wilfrid Huet

It’s merely eradicated with a hammer; Wiltrid Huet He confided his disappointment on this wrestle: “I couldn’t specific myself. I used to be disenchanted as a result of I needed to enter on the finish. Within the first assault, the machine hits the bottom like this, then it bites the second check. Earlier than the third shot he raised his arms within the air to verify the second French gunner who was standing, and the opposite have been opponents. But it surely was not sufficient. The consequence: 64.22 m, about seven meters lower than the non-public finest.
Lastly, the runner wants To be Doumbe Sadly, he couldn’t defend his probabilities within the 100m sequence, he injured his knee in coaching. ” It is a reciprocation of the harm he had on the time “, he stated Peter Friteyrethe chief of the French junior groups.

In Cali, Chloé Lauvergnier for
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