After a prolific Saturday (10 medals), the last day of competition at the French athletics championships in Caen still saw the overseas athletes shine with three gold medals, one silver and three bronze.
Published on June 26, 2022 at 6:17 p.m.,
updated on June 26, 2022 at 6:39 p.m.
The highest step of the podium for three ultramarine athletes. Rénelle Lamote, the queen of Guadeloupe in the 800m left her opponents no chance. With a race of 1’58”71, she won gold hands down and set herself the record for the French championships! In third place behind her, a West Indian also: Cynthia Anaïs, who finished the race in 2’01”33.
In the 400m, it was still a Guadeloupean who won. Thomas Jordier won with a run of 45”71. A good weather which unfortunately is just above the minima (45”70) to participate in the European Athletics Championships to be held in Munich.
In the 200m, there was silver for Guadeloupe’s Pamera Losange who ran in 23”23, ahead of Guyanese Gemina Joseph who came fourth.
Never two without three, another gold medal, but in a completely different discipline, the javelin. It is the Wallisian Felise Vahai Sosaia who wins in Caen by beating his own record! Its new reference mark is now 77.02 m.
Another Wallisian stood out this Sunday: Stephen Louis Mauotekena Mailagi won bronze in the shot put (7 kg). In the triple jump, the Guadeloupean Maeva Dorsile, the daughter of the specialist of 400 and you 800 meters Viviane Dorsile, also came in third place.
These French athletics championships in Caen will have been crowned with success for the overseas athletes with a total of 17 medals, including 8 gold. It now remains to confirm these performances at the next European and World Championships.