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Lemaitre wins men's 200m at European Athletics Championships

07-31-2010 12:32 BJT

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France's Christophe Lemaitre overcame a poor start to win the men's 200 meters at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, Spain and in doing so secures a sprint double at the competition.

Lemaitre again recovered from a terrible start and wobbly run around the bend to surge past four runners and snatch victory by one hundredth of a second, clocking a time of 20.37 seconds.

The 20-year-old Frenchman had to power through the field over the last 60 meters in a similar finish his run earlier in the week in the 100, when he stumbled out of the blocks but recovered to secure his first major triumph.

Turner takes 110 hurdles gold

In the men's 110-meter hurdles Petr Svoboda of the Czech Republic was in the lead until the final 20 meters but the favourite faded badly and eventually came home in sixth.

Andy Turner of Britain kept France from another gold in 13.28 seconds. Frenchman Garfield Darien won silver in 13.34 seconds, while Daniel Kiss of Hungary took bronze with a time of 13.39.

Diniz wins 50k walk

To the men's 50-kilometre walk final.

France's defending champion Yohann Diniz stepped into an early lead and remained at the front despite clipping a curb and falling as the race entered the closing stages.

Diniz went on to cross the line in a winning time of three hours, 40 minutes and 37 seconds - the fastest European mark of the year.

Russians dominate in women's 400 meters

To the women's 400 meters.

Russian performed a clean sweep as runners Tatyana Firova, Kseniya Ustalova, and Antonina Krivoshapka took all three medals.

The gold medal was narrowly won by Firova, who finished in 49.89 seconds, beating Ustalova just by the tiniest of margins. Krivoshapka took bronze with a finishing time of 50.10 seconds.

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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