Christophe Lemaitre First White Man to Break 10s, Now the European Champion

>> July 29, 2010

Christophe Lemaitre wins the men's 100m final at the European Athletics Championship, held in Barcelona on July 28, 2010 with a time of 10.11 (-1.1).

The 20-year-old Frenchman who became the first white man to break 10s barrier three weeks ago with an effort of 9.98, had defeated four other sprinters who were all given 10.18.

From the tight finish, silver was given to Briton Mark Lewis-Francis and Bronze went to Lemaitre's teammate Martial Mbandjock. Olympic silver medalist, Francis Obikwelu and the World Indoor Champion Dwain Chambers were on the fourth and fifth respectively.

The long-legged 1.89m-tall became known when he rewritten the European junior record 10.06 set by Chambers to a new 10.04 last year. He also wins the World Junior Athletics Championship in the 200m (20.83) in 2008.

Men's 100m Results (Wind -1.1)
1 LEMAITRE, Christophe FRA 10.11
2 LEWIS-FRANCIS, Mark GBR 10.18 SB
3 MBANDJOCK, Martial FRA 10.18
4 OBIKWELU, Francis POR 10.18 SB
5 CHAMBERS, Dwain GBR 10.18
6 SAIDY NDURE, Jaysuma NOR 10.31
7 DI GREGORIO, Emanuele ITA 10.34
8 COLLIO, Simone ITA DNF

Men's 100m Video


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