Marseilles Diary: Lavillenie wins another title, Lemaitre is beaten over 200 meters, from EME News

LaVillenie_RenaudR1-Brussels15.jpgRenaud Lavillenie, photo by
LeMaitre_Christophe-London12.jpgChristophe Lemaitre, photo by
Renaud Lavillenie wins another title, Lemaitre wins 100 meters, beaten over 200 meters
Lavillenie another national title, Lemaitre beaten
MARSEILLE (FRA, Jul 16): World record-holder Renaud Lavillenie took the high-quality pole vault with a second-time clearance of 5.80m on the final day of the French Championships. Behind were Kevin Menaldo (5.70m), Stanley Joseph (5.50m), Noel Ost (5.50m) and Alioune Sene (5.50m). After winning the 100 m former European champion Christophe Lemaitre missed out on the double. Jeffrey John won the 200m in 20.66 (-0.8) to beat Lemaitre (20.70) into second. Raihau Maiau won the long jump with a wind-assisted 8.22m (+3.4). In the triple jump, Jeanine Assani Issouf beat long jump winner Eloyse Lesueur with a windy 14.48m. Her best legal mark of 14.39m was just a centimetre short of her PB and put her fifth on the world list. Lesueur (14.04m) was also close to her best. British heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson won her 200m heat in 23.43 (-1.1), but did not take part in the final (won by Jennifer Galais 23.82). Other winning performances of most note: Mamadou Hann (400m hurdles - 49.22), Teddy Atine-Venel (400m - 45.39 PB), Sofiane Selmouni (1500m - 3:39.78), Melina Robert-Michon (discus - 60.46m), Aurel Manga (110m hurdles - 13.41), Elea Diarra (400m - 51.92 PB).

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