🇫🇷🚨 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde finished 2nd in his semi-final and qualified for the 110m hurdles final! #AllezLesBleus # Tokyo2020
The latter had confided after his race that he believed in the qualification of Aurel Manga by his side … and happiness did not come alone for the France team! Twice a bronze medalist in the 60m hurdles at the European Indoor Championships, the native of Paris will be at the rendezvous of the Olympic 110m hurdles final this Thursday! While the American Devon Allen won in 13”18, the Habs once again equaled their personal best in 13”24 to take second place and secure qualification without having to wait for the result of the third and final semi-final. “I still match my best performance, which is proof that I’m in good shape. Now is the time to lower the clock, Aurel Manga told France Télévisions after his semi-final. It’s a bit of a shame because I didn’t start but there is one race left tomorrow (Thursday), it’s the race you have to win. Tomorrow (Thursday), I’ll do the right thing. I left but, compared to what you can do on starts, it’s not the best. I can get a better start and follow through even faster. By starting the machine faster, there is no reason that we should not go faster afterwards. We start from the same line and we must arrive at the same. These are statuses you can have before you run but it’s still a race like any other and the goal is to put out your best game to win. “
5️⃣1️⃣.4️⃣6️⃣@GoSydGo destroys her own 400m hurdles world record to claim the #Olympics title in spectacular fashion. # Tokyo2020 #athletics pic.twitter.com/bwoA3tYrmG
Barely 24 hours after Karsten Warholm’s world record, Sydney McLaughlin also broke the clock in the women’s race. After a very intense duel with her compatriot Dalilah Muhammad, Olympic title holder, the American slammed her own world record. After the 51’90 set in the trials last June, the New Brunswick native slipped a whopping 44 hundredths of a second from her gold standard. Sydney McLaughlin came out on top in the final in 51’46, slipping more than a second off Melaine Walker’s Olympic record in Beijing in 2008. Dalilah Muhammad won the silver medal by improving her personal best to 51’58. European breakthrough of the year, Femke Bol saw this duel with a bit of distance but she will also be on the podium. The Dutchwoman improved the European record held since 2003 by Russia’s Yuliya Pechonkina in 52’03 to claim the bronze medal at this decidedly very fast track in Tokyo. In parallel with the decathlon, the heptahlon started with the defending champion Nafissatou Thiam (2176 points) who leads after the first two events but with a reduced margin over the American Erica Bougard (2157 points) and her rival Katarina Johnson-Thompson (2138 points). The javelin qualifier was dominated by India’s Neeraj Chopra (86.65m) ahead of competition favorite Johannes Vetter (85.64m).
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