Cindy Billaud, photo by PhotoRun.net
BILLAUD 12.79 OVER THE HURDLES
MONTGERON (FRA, May 11): Elite meeting which opens the track meetings season in France registered despite bad weather new meeting records in the speciality of this event, the 250 m sprints. In women category 29.89 by Myriam Soumare and among men Jeffrey John 26.46. Fast hurdles by Cindy Billaud 12.79 (+1.3) in heats and 12.80 (+1.2) in final. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde returning from Doha achieved 13.45 (+1.3) over Briton Lawrence Clarke 13.57. Soumare was active being also twice second at the meet (600 in long jump and 11.60 in the 100 m). Here the winner Marie-Jose Talou of Ivory Coast 11.46 (+0.7). Moroccan men wins by Aziz Ouhadi in the 100 m 10.45 (+1.9) and Nader Belhanbel 1:47.35 in the 800 m. World medalist Melina Robert-Michon won discus 60.22. In the 3000 m Moroccan Sofiyane Bougantar won the 3000 m in 7:52.64 over Czech Jakub Holusa who clocked PB 7:52.82. World indoor medalist Andriy Protsenko of Ukraine won the high jump with 226 over Russian Lev Misirov 224 and Romanian Mihai Donisan also 224.
(Editor’s note: France has a plethora of small meetings. On my bucket list in 2015, is to visit many of their indoor events. I will attend the second half of the DL season in Europe, plus the Europeans and World Cup! )
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