Christophe Lemaitre Completes Hattrick at the European Athletics Championship

>> August 02, 2010

Christophe Lemaitre became the first sprinter to win three golds at the European Championships. Lemaitre won his first gold from the men's 100m by clocking 10.11, beating some of the big names including  Francis Obikwelu and Dwain Chambers who could only placed fourth and fifth respectively. Silver went to Britain's Mark Lewis Francis and bronze won by Lemaitre's teammate Martial Mbandjock. These four sprinters stopped the clock at 10.18!!

Lemaitre pips Malcolm to win
the 200 in 20.37
Lemaitre's second gold came from the 200m. He narrowly missed out the gold medal but crosses the finish line just ahead Britain's Christian Malcolm. Malcolm led off the bend into the home straight but the fast-finishing by Lemaitre cought Malcolm on the finishing line. Lemaitre clocked a time of 20.37 with Malcolm a mere hundredth of a second behind in 20.38. France's Martial Mbandjock took bronze as he had done in the 100m with a time of 20.42.


French celebrated thier 4x100m winning
In the 4x100m relay, Lemaitre ran the second leg, quickly made up the stagger on Poland but Italy's Emanuele Di Gregorio ran a blistering bend to hand over to Maurizio Checcucci in front. However, Martial Mbandjock (bronze in 100m, 10.18) powered down the straight and overtook Checcucci just before the finishing line to win in 38.11. Italy was crowned to silver in 38.17 and Germany took the bronze in 38.44. Thanks to Mbandjock for helps lemaitre to completed the hattrick.

Lemaitre who trained by a 70-year-old coach, Pierre Carraz, has become the first white man to break 10s barrier in the 100m at the French national championship 3 weeks ago. He consistently run 10.0-10.1 this season and matched the 200m national record 20.16 set by Gilles Queneherve in 1987. And during the 2010 European Championship he surpassed Francis Obikwelu performances who won both European sprint titles in Gothenburg four years ago.

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Men's 100m Final


Men's 200m Final


Men's 4x100m Final

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ASIAN LEADERS (Men)

100m 9.91 Su Bingtian CHN, Madrid
200m 20.16 Xie Zhenye CHN, Osaka
400m 44.07 Abdalelah Haroun QAT, London
800m 1:45.65 Jinson Johnson IND, Guwahati
1500m 3:34.55 Sadik Mikhou BRN, Paris
5000m 13:01.09 Birhanu Yemataw BRN, Lausanne
10000m 27:38.16 Hassan Chani BRN, Maia
Mar 2:06.11 Yuta Shitara JPN, Tokyo
3000 Sc 8:22.00 Kosei Yamaguchi JPN, Abashiri
110mh 13.36 Ahmad Al-Mouaed KSA, Praha
400mh 46.98 Abderrahman Samba QAT, Paris
HJ 2.40 Mutaz Barshim QAT, Doha
PV 5.71 Xue Changrui CHN, Shanghai
LJ 8.47A Wang Jianan CHN, Guiyang
TJ 17.22 Dong Bin CHN, Eugene OR
SP 20.24 Tejinder Singh IND, Patiala
DT 68.85 Ehsan Hadidi IRI, Chula Vista CA
HT 78.18 Dilshod Nazarov TJK, Chorzow
JT 87.43 Neeraj Chopra IND, Doha
Dec 7948 Keisuke Ushiro JPN, Gotzis
20kmW 1:17:26 Eiki Takahashi JPN, Kobe
50kmW 3:44:25 Hiroki Arai JPN, Taichang
4x100m 37.85 Japan Team JPN, Osaka
4x400m 3:04.05 India Team IND, Gold Coast
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ASIAN LEADERS (Women)

100m 10.99 Wei Yongli CHN, Resisprint
200m 22.73 Viktoriya Zyabkina KAZ, Almaty
400m 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser BRN, Monaco
800m 2:02.23 Manal Bahraoui BRN, Duffel
1500m 4:11.55 P.U Chitra IND, Guwahati
5000m 15:10.91 Rina Nabeshima JPN, Eugene OR
10000m 31:52.42 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Yamaguchi
Mar 2:22.44 Mizuki Matsuda JPN, Osaka
3000 Sc 9:10.74 Winfred Yavi BRN, Monaco
100mh 13.08 Wu Shuijiao CHN, Shanghai
400mh 55.54 Aminat Odeyemi BRN, Goleniow
HJ 1.91 Nadzehda Dusanova UZB, Tashkent
PV 4.60 Li Ling CHN, London
LJ 6.64A Xu Xiaoling CHN, Guiyang
TJ 14.25 Olga Rypakova KAZ, Paris
SP 20.38A Gong Lijiao CHN, Guiyang
DT 67.03 Chen Yang CHN, Osterode
HT 75.02 Luo Na CHN, Halle
JT 67.69 Lu Huihui CHN, Halle
Hep 5898 Purnima Hembram IND, Guwahati
20kmW 1:26:28 Qieyang Shenjie CHN, La Coruna

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