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Athletics – French Indoor Championships: Bump beaten

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse had to admit defeat over 800m during the French indoor championships.

Bad surprise for Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. The second day of the French indoor championships, organized in Miramas, saw the former 800m world champion being dominated in the final of his favorite distance. While he still recently had the ambition to beat the European 600m record, the member of the Tourcoing club lost in the sprint against Benjamin Robert.

The Toulousain won in 1’46”96, signing at the same time the best French performance of the year and the new championship record while Gabriel Tual completed the podium. In the women’s event, Rennaise Lena Kandissounon leads Noelie Yarigo by the thousandths (2’05”56), who was not at the level of her best personal performance of the year, recently established in Torun.

Member of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines club, the Algerian Narimane Amara took third place. If Pierre-Ambroise Bosse missed the boat, this is not the case for Hugues-Fabrice Zango. The world record holder in the triple jump, which belongs to Artois Athlétisme, made do with a first try at 17.17m to overtake Melvin Raffin, crowned champion of France with 17.09m.

Giallurachis clearly breaks his personal best in pole vault

But one of the performances of the day will remain that of Elina Giallurachis in the pole vault. La Marseillaise, whose personal best was 4.32m, went to seek the title of champion of France with a bar of 4.41m passed on the first try. Margot Chevrier stopped at 4.21m while Thiziri Daci did not go higher than 4.11m.

Present in the shot put competition, heptathlon specialist Antoinette Nana Djimou (14.53m) is content with the bronze behind Amanda Ngandy-Ntumba, who wins with the best French performance of the year (16.24m ) in front of Caroline Metayer (15.55m). Favorite of the women’s 400m, Amandine Brossier enforced the hierarchy in 52”74. The Angevine is ahead of Kalyl Amaro (53”27) and Shana Grebo (53”29).

The men’s event saw Thomas Jordier confirm his current form with a title acquired in 46”13. The Amiens are ahead of Nicolas Courbière (46”94) and Téo Andant (47”03). At the start of the program, Sébastien Micheau won the height title with a bar at 2.19m after a fight with Matthieu Tomassi and Taylor Minos, who stopped at 2.16m.

Fall beaten but titled

The last race of this second day saw Mouhamadou Fall winning the French 60m champion title after taking second place in the final in 6”64. For two hundredths of a second, the athlete from Franconville was beaten by Iranian Hassan Taftian, member of the Montgeron club (6”62), while Amaury Golitin finished third (6”64).

Shortly before, during the women’s final, Cynthia Leduc took advantage of Orlann Ombissa-Dzangue’s absence to win in 7”24 ahead of Nasrane Bacar (7”41) and Eloise de la Taille ( 7”42). The women’s long jump competition saw Hilary Kpatcha win the national title with a mark at 6.54m ahead of Rougui Sow (6.32m) and Maelly Dalmat (6.30m).

Finally, the men’s weight final was dominated by the Congolese Franck Elemba Owaka (19.58m) while the title went to Frédéric Dagée (19.39m) ahead of Antoine Duponchel (18.27m). The last day promises to be intense with, in particular, Kevin Mayer who aims to win a medal in the 60m hurdles.