Sometimes children can form the ultimate reality check. Melina Robert-Michon was basking in the warm glow of having just achieved a career-high silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when she rang home to speak to her six-year-old daughter, Elyssa.
France will be represented by 44 athletes at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015 later this month.
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.
A late reinstatement of Germany’s initially disqualified women’s 4x100m team led to joy in the host nation’s camp, and turned a four-point deficit into a three-point lead over defending champions Russia at the end of the first day of the 2014 European Team Championships in Brunswick on Saturday (21).
Usain Bolt today confirmed that he won’t be competing on 5 July at the 2014 edition of the Meeting Areva, the French stage of the IAAF Diamond League, due to inflammation of his foot.