After the mixed French championships this weekend, Kevin Mayer confirmed via social networks that he will be traveling to Torun to take part in the European indoor championships.
Kevin Mayer does not want to stay on a disappointment. After taking part in two events counting for heptathlon, the 60m and the long jump, during the French indoor athletics championships, the world record holder in the decathlon failed on the 60m hurdles from the series. The native of Argenteuil had not passed the first hedge and left Miramas by the small door. But, after having confided in early February his “desire” to participate in the European indoor athletics championships, scheduled for March 5-7 in Torun, Poland, doubts were allowed.
However, Through a short message posted on social networks, Kevin Mayer clarified the situation… And above all reassured the leaders of the French Athletics Federation within two weeks of the main deadline of the season indoors. Via his official Twitter account, the 2017 world champion and 2016 Olympic vice-champion in the decathlon confirmed that he will have to be counted on in Poland. ” Very happy to wear the colors of France again for the European Indoor Championships in Torun “, Said the one who remains on two disappointments under the colors of the France team.
Indeed, Kevin Mayer had been forced to retire after a zero in the long jump at the 2018 European Championships in Berlin. Then, on the occasion of the 2019 world championships organized in Doha, of which he was the big favorite, he could not go to the end of the tests because of an injury to the left Achilles tendon. Absent during the 2019 European Indoor Championships, Kevin Mayer will have the opportunity to glean a second continental title in the heptathlon, after that won in 2017 in Belgrade.