Athletics: in bronze over 60m hurdles, Just Kwaou-Mathey unlocks the French counter at the indoor world championships

Athletics: in bronze over 60m hurdles, Just Kwaou-Mathey unlocks the French counter at the indoor world championships

Just Kwaou-Mathey débloque le compteur. MAXPPP – STADION-ACTU

Just Kwaou-Mathey a apporté samedi soir à l'équipe de France sa première médaille des championnats du monde en salle à Glasgow en prenant la troisième place du 60 mètres haies dominé par le recordman du monde américain Grant Holloway.

Holloway, who has not lost in the discipline since 2014, crossed the line in 7 sec 29 (championship record), ahead of Italian Lorenzo Simonello (7 sec 43, championship record). ;Italy) and Just Kwaou-Mathey (7 sec 47). Kwaou-Mathey won his first world podium at the age of 24, having already finished third in the European outdoor championships in 2022 and the European indoor championships in 2023.

Before this medal, the evening had been complicated for the French team. Also a contender for the podium over hurdles, Wilhem Belocian was eliminated in the semi-finals after a failed start to the race. A few minutes later, pole vaulter Margot Chevrier injured her left leg when she fell into the pole vault pit and was urgently evacuated to the hospital.

Untouchable Holloway

In front of "JKM", Grant Holloway once again confirmed that he was in his garden over 60 meters hurdles, he who has been undefeated in the discipline for 10 years. The world distance record holder (7 sec 27), triple world champion over 110 meters hurdles in the summer, wins his second world indoor title after that of Belgrade in 2022.

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