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Tokyo Olympics: at the end of himself, Kevin Mayer wins a formidable silver medal in the decathlon


Injured in the back, in tears after the first morning of events, the French decathlete finally won the silver as at the Olympics.

What a comeback!

KĂ©vin Mayer is Olympic decathlon vice-champion.

After two days of suffering, battling a back injury that hurt him so badly, the world record holder in the discipline went on to win a silver medal.

He notably went to seek this medal, after a huge javelin throw, signing his personal best with 73.09 m, during the ninth round of the decathlon of the Tokyo Olympics.

🇫🇷🤩 Kevin Mayer's mammoth javelin throw!

The Frenchman smashes his personal best with 73.09m!

#JeuxOlympiques # Tokyo2020

The decathlon live

- Eurosport France (@Eurosport_FR) August 5, 2021

The French Kevin Mayer signs this second place behind the untouchable Canadian Damian Warner Olympic champion.

More information to follow.

Source: leparis

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