Bigot made the pleasure last
Quentin Bigot threw twice this morning in hammer qualifying, which did not prevent him from winning without forcing his ticket to the final, with a sixth place. Victor Coroller and Camille Séri, respectively first and second in their 400m hurdles series, passed the first round with style.
Bigot made extra
His first throw, although just below the direct qualifying line (77.22 m for 77.50 m requested), was more than enough. Quentin Bigot knew it, but he still took his presence a step further in the hammer cage at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday morning. ” I told Pierre-Jean (Vazel, his coach, Editor’s note) that I wanted to do a second easy one, without taking any physical risks, just on technique “, said the Messin. The result was much the same as his first attempt, with 77.11m, and he finally put on the turn signal to regain freshness and backstage. ” It was hot this morning, and I think it’s smart not to lose juice with a third try. Thursday evening, the conditions will be quite different, since a storm is announced… “Not enough to scare the fourth of the Worlds from Eugene, who has already launched far in the rain in the past, and no later than a few days ago in Chorzow (78.83 m). Believing to have recovered well from the series of competitions, Bigot feels able” to reproduce the same performances as at the world championships “. Facing the same opponents, but with the firm intention of changing the order of arrival.
Coroller and Séri without trembling
With potentially three races to negotiate in three days, if he manages to reach the final, Victor Coroller could have run with the handbrake in the last straight line of the 400m hurdles, a place in the top 3 directly qualifying for the semis being almost assured. Nothing happened, since the hurdler from Haute Bretagne Athletics made it a point of honor to win his series in 49”35, a short head ahead of the Briton Jacob Paul (49”40) and the Swiss Julien Bonvin (49”41). A nice time just 24 hundredths of his record, promising in the morning.
” The objective was to win the series with, if possible, a good time to put myself in the best possible position for tomorrow and have a good lane. explains the athlete trained by Flavio Zberg in Switzerland. In order to avoid running outside, as was the case this morning (line 7). ” It’s not the corridor that I prefer, especially since my fault is often not to leave too much, but we had to deal with it. I was really focused on the first five hurdles and I started at the right pace. »
A mastery that shows that Victor Coroller knew well how to apprehend his return to the Blues, he whose last major championship went back to Europe in Berlin in 2018. “ I felt a lot of adrenaline yesterday, we had to control thathe confides. And this morning, there were a lot of emotions. The jersey of the France team weighs a little more than the others. I’ve been waiting for this for four years. I’m glad I managed to manage. I live for the championships. And in a stadium like this, it’s magnificent. So might as well prolong the pleasure as long as possible.
Lactic and pleasure
Contract completed also for Camille Seri. The member of Nice Côte d’Azur Athletics took second place in her series in 56”18, two hundredths behind the Swiss Annina Fahr. A job well done, even if the athlete with the pocket size then took long minutes to recover, lying on the track. Nothing to worry about, however. ” I had a big lactic rush, my head was a bit dizzy after my runshe reassures.
This often happens to me. ” Well launched until the sixth hurdle, thanks to a ” scheme with a lot of commitment “, she then “ makes mistakes from 7 to 10 “. So there are still several tenths to scratch in the next round. ” For my first European seniors, a semi-final is already hugesavors the student of Emmanuel Mistral. I had never seen such a big stadium in my life. When I went into it yesterday to cheer on my teammates, I had tears in my eyes.»
Jean-Baptiste Brussels has ” fought with his weapons in the hammer qualifying, where he took 20th place overall, with 70.79m. And even if his first jet, out of the sector, was undoubtedly well beyond, he had not the slightest regret, saying to himself on the contrary ” happy to have been in the fight for [son] piece of steak. Last year, I was still throwing the 6 kg, so I don’t yet have the experience and the weapons to just ensure a throw in qualifying, like the best. But in future years I’ll be back to titillate them “, he promised.
Yann Chaussinand, for his part, did not find the key to express himself in the first group, since he saw his three tries finish their race in the cage. The Clermontois tried to change things between his attempts, without success. Disappointed, he admitted in front of the microphones of the journalists that his technique and his mind had not been up to his physical form at the time, while the last ticket for the final was negotiated at 73.26 m.
Cambours wants more
After the first two heptathlon events, contested under a blazing sun, Leonie Cambours occupies, with 1988 points, the seventh provisional rank of a classification overflown as expected by the Belgian Nafissatou Thiam (2285 pts). Despite a ” big mistake on the eighth hurdle, the Norman from SPN Vernon covered her 100m hurdles in 13”52, two tenths off her personal best. A performance ” correct in his own words. The height was a little more complicated, with a best jump at 1.77m, nine centimeters less than his reference mark. ” I miss my competition a little bit despite a good warm-up, regrets the combinard coached by Wilfrid Boulineau. I’m disapointed, but these are the combinations, we will do the accounts at the end “. She will have the opportunity to remobilize from the weight, which will begin shortly before 8 p.m.
Florian Gaudin-Winer and Etienne Nappey for athle.fr
Photos: JM Hervio – P. Millereau / KMSP / FFA