Paris 2024 Olympic Games – Athletics: big disappointment for Renaud Lavillenie in Toulouse and still no qualification for the Games

Paris 2024 Olympic Games – Athletics: big disappointment for Renaud Lavillenie in Toulouse and still no qualification for the Games
Paris 2024 Olympic Games – Athletics: big disappointment for Renaud Lavillenie in Toulouse and still no qualification for the Games

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This Saturday, on the occasion of the third edition of the Toulouse Capitole Perche organized in Toulouse, the former pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie failed to achieve the Olympic minimums.

Former pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie did not clear a single bar on Saturday in Toulouse and will therefore have to achieve the Olympic minimums (5.82 m) at all costs during the French championships in Angers next week .

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One month before the Paris Games, the race against time and for the minimums is almost coming to an end for Renaud Lavillenie. Having undergone surgery in September on his hamstrings, the 2012 Olympic champion returned to competition at the end of May and has since continued meetings to try to validate his ticket for the Games, so far in vain.

Still not the minimums

After six competitions in one month, the 37-year-old from Clermont has still not achieved the necessary 5.82 m. Saturday on the famous Place du Capitole in Toulouse, he failed three times to clear 5.50 m, his first bar, hampered by less than optimal conditions with a lot of wind. Lavillenie now has his back against the wall since he only has one chance left to make the Olympic minimums: the French championships in Angers on Sunday June 30.

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After a failed return to school (zero in Clermont-Ferrand at the end of May), the former world record holder (6.16 m in 2014) had two promising competitions in Poland (5.72 m) then in Lyon (5.70 m) . But he then lacked success in mid-June at Le Bourget (zero) and Wednesday in Grenoble (5.40 m) after explaining that he had been slightly injured in Lyon.

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