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The Budapest Worlds ended on Sunday with the first and only charm of the French clan in the men’s 4×400 meter relay.
It was the last planetary athletics meeting before the 2024 Paris Olympics. For a week, from August 19 to 27, athletes followed one another at the National Athletics Center in Budapest (Hungary) to compete. Among them, the French torchbearers in the 4×400 meters, who brought the only medal to a moribund tricolor clan and orphan of the decathlon world record holder, Kevin Mayer, forced to retire after only two events due to a tendon alert. of Achilles.
The highlights of these championships were many, especially in the sprint where American Noah Lyles became the first man to complete a 100m, 200m and 4x100m hat-trick since Usain Bolt in 2015. His compatriot Sha’carri Richardson s t was adorned with gold on the queen distance but the Jamaican Shericka Jackson took her revenge by coming close to seven hundredths of the world record during the final of the half-lap. “Mondo” Duplantis won him a second world crown in the pole vault, without improving his historic mark of 6.22 m established in Clermont-Ferrand in February.