France wins Decanation!


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France wins Decanation
MARSEILLE (FRA, Sep 13): French Team won for 2nd time the Decanation match. In the 12th edition they scored 115 points ahead of Americas 109, Ukraine 102, Japan 92, China 68 and Decaclubs 64 (foreign athletes in French clubs). At the end of the season US high jumper Brigetta Barrett was singing the US anthem and after that Pierre-Ambroise Bosse for the winners the French one, of course in less quality style, but with some courage. The best male result was the fast 20.23 (-0.4) in the 200 m by Christophe Lemaitre over Japanese Shota Hara 20.63 and US Jarrion Lawson 20.68. Legendary Asafa Powell won the 100 m in 10.20 (-1.9) ahead of Yoshihide Kiryu of Japan 10.35. Renaud Lavillenie cleared 580 in the pole vault and Dimitri Bascou also fast 13.24 (-0.1) in the hurdles. Olympic winner Ryan Crouser won shot put 20.61 (second Franck Elemba 20.14) and was second in discus 59.13, the winner Ukrainian Mykyta Nesterenko 60.67. Japanese Julian Walsh won the 400 m in 46.09 (Bosse fourth 47.54), Samir Dahmani 800 m 1:50.16, Japanese Masaku Toda 2000 m 5:14.39 (Mekhissi second 5:16.05) and Chinese Wu Ruiting triple 16.60 (0.0). From women 10 events good quality 51.06 in the 400 m by Courtney Okolo (Floria Guei second 51.99), Kaliese Spencer 55.71 in the 400 m hurdles and Jacquelyne Coward 12.96 (-0.3) in the 100 m hurdles. French wins for Eloyse Lesueur in long jump 657 (-0.2) and Melina Robert-Michon discus 61.40. Oksana Okuneva of Ukraine cleared 189 ahead of Barrett 185 in high jump. Benin´s Noelie Yarigo won the 800 m 2:03.80 and Jamaican Aisha Praught 2000 m in 5:45.51. Olesya Povkh got the 100 m in 11.55 (-0.4) beating Jamaican Natasha Morrison 11.67.

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