Little more than a month before the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015, a host of leading French athletes will head to the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Monaco on 17 July with high ambitions.
You can’t do much better than being able to showcase a world record holder in the premier meeting in his home country and so Paris meeting director Laurent Boquillet has struck gold securing the services of Renaud Lavillenie for the eighth of this summer’s IAAF Diamond League meetings on Saturday (5).
It was all cheers and celebrations for the host nation in the German ‘lion city’ of Brunswick on Sunday (22) as, for the first time since its inauguration in 2009, Germany took the European Team Championship title after years of Russian dominance.
It was mission accomplished for Sally Pearson on leg two of the Australian’s bid to become only the second back-to-back winner of the event at the IAAF World Indoor Championships.
Eline Berings and Sara Aerts, the two fastest Belgian 60m hurdlers in history, are eager to achieve the World Indoors qualifying time of 8.07 at the Flanders Indoor meeting in Gent and top-quality opposition has been assembled for them at the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting on 9 February.
Renaud Lavillenie equalled his world Lead of 5.95m in the Pole Vault on Sunday (14) for the third and final day of French National Championships held in Paris in the Charlety Stadium.