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European Athletics Championships: two Frenchmen on the 110m hurdles podium


Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Just Kwaou-Mathey are silver and bronze medalists in the 110m hurdles final this Wednesday evening in Munich.

Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, European champion in Berlin in 2018, did not retain his title in Germany during the 110m hurdles of the European Athletics Championships in Munich this Wednesday evening.

Arrived just behind the Spaniard Martinez (13′'14), for the same time the Frenchman had to settle for silver.

It is his 3rd European medal at 30 years old.

“Martinez has had an incredible season.

Four years ago, I gained 4 thousandths.

Today I lost by a thousandth... I gave everything, I have a medal, I'm very happy,” explains Martinot-Lagarde.

It is not the only tricolor to climb on the podium of the 110 m hurdles.

Just Kwaou-Mathey, semi-finalist in Eugene, came 3rd for his first major international final and won the bronze medal in Munich.

“I made a big mistake but I gave it my all.

It is enormous.

I didn't do the timing that I wanted, there were racing mishaps.


🇫🇷 Two Frenchmen on the podium 🇫🇷

🥈 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde signs his best time of the season to win silver behind Asier Martínez.

🥉 Just Kwaou-Mathey takes the bronze medal #Munich2022

▶️ Relive the final:

— francetvsport (@francetvsport) August 17, 2022

Sasha Zhoya, third French finalist, fell during the race.

After the bronze medals of Jules Pommery in the long jump and Jean-Marc Pontvianne in the triple jump, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Just Kwaou-Mathey bring 3rd and 4th medals to the French team at these European Championships athletics.

Of the 4 Tricolores entered in the semi-finals, 3 had reached the last step.

Junior world record holder Sasha Zhoya finished last in the final.

Earlier in the evening, Thomas Jordier did not make it to the 400m final.

Second best time in the semi-finals, the Frenchman was also aiming for a medal.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-08-17

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