No final for Mouhamadou Fall in Savona, Prescod and Neita in good shape
For his first race of the summer in Europe, Mouhamadou Fall did not p the cut of the heats (for a hundredth) by finishing 3rd in 10″17 (+2.4 m/s). The…
For his first race of the summer in Europe, Mouhamadou Fall did not p the cut of the heats (for a hundredth) by finishing 3rd in 10″17 (+2.4 m/s). The French sprinter (31 years old ) was beaten in his race by the Briton Reece Prescod (10″06) and the Ivorian Arthur Cissé (10″07). Prescod then won the final in 9″94, with too much wind (+2.7 m /s).
In the long run, Jean-Pierre Bertrand took third place with 7.85m (+1.7m/s), in a contest dominated by Italian junior Mattia Furlani. He managed to validate a jump to 8 meters all round (+1.7 m/s), after a jump to 8.44 m too windy (+2.2 m/s). Augustin Bey had to settle for a jump of 7.54 m (+1.2 m/s), finishing 7th.
Neita in form, Asher-Smith without forcing
In the 100m, Britain’s Daryll Neita lowered the meeting record to 10″97 (+1m/s), by far the best comeback of her career. Her compatriot Dina Asher-Smith won a half lap without too much opposition in 22″61 (+2.3 m/s), ahead of Italian hopeful Dalia Kaddari (22″95).
European 60m hurdles champion Reetta Hurske came very close to her 100m hurdles record with 12.80 (+2m/s). Dominican Thea Lafond’s 14.68m in the triple jump did not will not be logated due to a strong favorable wind (+2.9 m/s). We can also point out the 19″96 of the Cuban Reynier Mena (+1.6 m/s) over 200 m and the 21.60 m from the Italian Zane Weir in weight. For his first 400m hurdles in two years, the Qatari Abderrahmane Samba, 5th performer in history (46″98), won in 48″56.
Konaté 6th in Athens
Other French people were at the same time, in Kallithea, in the suburbs of Athens, on the occasion of a meeting of jumps. At length, the victory went to the Indian Murali Sreeshankar with 8.18 m (+0.6 m/s). After a zero at the interclubs, Erwan Konaté validated two jumps, the best at 7.69 m (+1 m/s) and took 6th place, just ahead of his training colleague Jules Pommery, 7th with 7.67 m ( -1.2m/s).
Among the women, with a jump of 6.21m (-0.2m/s), the vice-champion of France Maelly Dalmat finished 6th in a competition won by the Italian Larissa Iapichino with 6.83m (- 1.8 m/s), ahead of Sweden’s Khaddi Sagnia (6.61 m, +0.4 m/s).