It is one of the flagship races of the year 2023. Next Saturday, February 11 will be held at the Accor Arena, the meeting de paris indoor with a 60 m hurdles which promises to be royal. One month before the event, the French Athletics Federation has unveiled part of the list of participants who will take part in this event.
The best French present
Hurdles are often successful for French runners. At the last European Championships, there were three in the finals: Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, Just Kwaou-Mathey et Sasha Zhoya. Two of them had then obtained a medal. Pascal Martinot-Lagarde the silver – to nothing of the title – and Just Kwaou-Mathey the bronze. Good news, they will all be present. And the motivation is already great. ” Paris is a meeting that I like, a little apart and designed as a show. There is no ring, just a track in the middle, and the program is concentrated on a few events. We can play with the public. It’s a party room, ideal for raising the mood expressed Pascal Martinot-Lagarde.
If the race already looks exciting, you have to add Aurel Manga. 8e from the 110m hurdles final of the Tokyo Olympics, he is also a bronze medalist at the 2019 European Indoor Championships (Glasgow) as well as the 2018 World Championships (Birmingham). At the national level, he is always present on 60m hurdles: French champion in 2018 and 2020, and second in 2017, 2019 and 2021.
Kevin Mayer, double decathlon world champion, will also be at the start. To reach the best level in your discipline, confronting the best hurdlers is a must.
Facing the French, several internationals will be aligned. Of particular note, the Cypriot Milan Trajkovic, present at the Tokyo Olympics. Finally, the American Aaron Mallettchampion national indoor en 2020.