The French 400m well underway
Thomas Jordier ideally launched his European Championships in Munich on Monday. The French 400 m champion beat his personal best in 45”39, releasing in the last meters, to qualify for the semi-finals. The other Frenchman Gilles Biron also passed by finishing second in his series in 45”82.
Among the women, Amandine Brossier set her best time of the season in the 400m (51”26) to ensure qualification for the semi-finals, too. On the other hand, it does not pass for Sokhna Lacoste, 5th in his race (52”62).
Mixed record on jumps and throws
If the 40-year-old Mélina Robert-Michon will see the final of the discus throw, it was more complicated for the other Frenchwoman involved, Amanda Ngandu-Ntumba, only 22nd with a best game at 54.70 m.
Mixed fortunes for Baptiste Mischler and Azeddine Habz, both sixth in their 1,500m series. If the first missed the qualification on time for 28 hundredths, the second will see the semi-finals in extremis (3’38 “47). Finally, halfway through a dominated decathlon for the world medalist in the length Simon Ehammer and where Kevin Mayer abandoned in the first event, Baptiste Thiery is 15th.
Yasemine Can titled in the 10,000m, Schilder and Mihaljevic in weight gold
Turkey’s Yasmine Can triumphed in the women’s 10,000m. Victorious in an excellent time of 30’32″57, she beat the British McColgan and the Israeli Salpeter. The first Frenchwoman, Alessia Zarbo (32’36″28), took 12th place just ahead of her compatriot Mekdes Woldu, 13th (32’39”54) A race marked by a false start (not eliminatory), an extremely rare occurrence at this distance.
In the shot put, Dutch Jessica Schilder took gold with an attempt at 20.24m, a personal best. Dutch triumph since his compatriot, also qualified in the discus, Jorinde Van Klinken, took third place.
Finally, for the men, the competition was particularly hotly contested but ultimately won by the Croatian Filip Mihaljevic who allowed himself the luxury, with 21.88 m, of approaching his personal best (21.94 m) on his last throw, the gold medal being assured.