“As long as there is a chance…”: still no Olympic minimum for Renaud Lavillenie, in Toulouse

“As long as there is a chance…”: still no Olympic minimum for Renaud Lavillenie, in Toulouse
“As long as there is a chance…”: still no Olympic minimum for Renaud Lavillenie, in Toulouse

Renaud Lavillenie failed three times at 5.50 m this Saturday at the Toulouse Capitole Perche. Anthony Ammirati, his teammate at Envol, passed 5.72 m, his best performance of the season.

It won’t be this time. Renaud Lavillenie (Envol) did not cross a single bar this Saturday during the Toulouse Capitole Perche. The Clermontois actually experienced three failures when entering the competition at 5.50 m. The quest for the Olympic minimums (5.82 m) continues.

Three days after Grenoble (5.40 m), the Envoliste decided to take a full run of 20 strides. An important step in terms of benchmarks, but to be assumed physically during this last competition before the French championships in Angers (June 28 to 30).

Best performance of the season, but no minimum for Ammirati

“One week before the French championships, I’m making do with what I have,” he replied. “I didn’t have any pain. It’s complicated, but as long as there’s a chance, we have to go there. It’s a big challenge, a challenge that I’m taking on and I’m giving myself the means to see it through to the end.”

No Olympic minimum for Renaud Lavillenie in failure at Le Bourget

It went a little better for his teammate Anthony Ammirati. After passing 5.40 m on the second attempt and 5.60 on the third, he signed his best performance of the season with a bar of 5.72 m on his second attempt. He then asked for 5.82 m, but without success.

For his part, Thibault Collet won the competition at 5.82 m and after giving up after his second attempt at 6.01 m.

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