Renaud Lavillenie celebrates his pole vault victory at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Lavillenie and Mayer lead French squad for Birmingham

Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and world decathlon champion Kevin Mayer lead the French squad for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on 1-4 March.

Lavillenie will be chasing a third world indoor title to add to his triumphs in 2012 and 2016. The 31-year-old will arrive in Birmingham with a 5.90m season's best, the second highest vault of the season.

Mayer, 26, took the European indoor heptathlon title last year and silver in 2013. He also captured silver in the decathlon at the 2016 Olympic Games.

French team for Birmingham

60m hurdles: Aurel Manga, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
Pole vault: Renaud Lavillenie
Heptathlon: Ruben Gado, Kevin Mayer

60m: Carolle Zahi
Pole vault: Ninon Guillon-Romarin
Pentathlon: Antoinette Nana Djimou Ida