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European Athletics Championships: Duplantis not imperial, it goes for Lavillenie and Collet


Frenchmen Renaud Lavillenie and Thibaut Collet qualified for the pole vault final on Thursday. Swede Armand Duplantis missed his first try.

Renaud Lavillenie and Thibaut Collet easily qualified for the pole vault final (Saturday at 8:05 p.m.).

The French didn't even need to cross the qualification bar at 5m80... In a contest that did a lot of damage, especially with the elimination of the Pole Piotr Lisek, 5m65 was enough to enter the final.

Renaud Lavillenie started his competition at 5m50, barra which he crossed on the first try.

He then tackled 5m65 where he failed on his first attempt before correcting his jump and moving on to the second attempt.

No need to jump again, this performance is enough to get his ticket to the final, where he hopes to be on the podium.

For his part, Thibaut Collet regaled.

The French champion crossed 5m50 on the first attempt for his entry into the competition before moving on to 5m65, also on his first attempt.

He will be in the game this Saturday and is placed as an outsider for the medal.

Proof that this competition will not have been easy, the Swedish Armand Duplantis, big favorite for the title, surprised by missing his entry into the competition at 6m65.

However, he quickly rectified the situation by crossing this same bar with a good margin on the second try.

Last French engaged, Valentin Lavillenie, brother of Renaud, failed his competition by failing three times at 5m50.

He will therefore not have passed any bar today but paradoxically "made his best jumps of the season" this Thursday, said the Frenchman at the microphone of

France 2


Contest details:

Renaud Lavillenie:

5m50 (W);

5m65 (X,W)

Thibaut Collet:

5m50 (W);

5m65 (W)

Valentin Lavillenie:

5m50 (X,X,X)

Armand Duplantis:

5m65 (X,W)


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