Silver medalist in Rome yesterday, a first step towards the Olympic medal for intern Yann Schrub

Silver medalist in Rome yesterday, a first step towards the Olympic medal for intern Yann Schrub
Silver medalist in Rome yesterday, a first step towards the Olympic medal for intern Yann Schrub

In the 10,000 m, Doctor Yann Schrub assumed his status as reigning medalist and climbed one step higher than in 2022 on the podium of the European Championships.

Last spring, he defended his thesis on iron deficiency anemia in runners in parallel with his preparation for the Olympics.

I won a bronze medal two years ago (in Europe in Munich) when I didn’t know what it was to win a medal.“, Schrub said after the race, his usual blue-white-red rooster hat on his head. “There was a great mood all week with lots of (French) medals and I said to myself: if only it was my turn this evening to be able to relive all that.”

French athletes in the spotlight after these 6 days of competition

At the end of a tactical race won by Dominic Lobalu – a South Sudanese refugee authorized to run for Switzerland where he has lived for several years – in 28 min 00 sec 32, Schrub managed to place himself well in the final race. and resisted in the final straight to get the silver (28:00.48) just ahead of the Spaniard Thierry Ndikumwenayo (28:00.96).

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At the end of the sixth and final evening of competition in the Roman Olympic stadium, the French team was able to add three additional gems to its Italian harvest: the silver of Schrub but also the bronze of Anaïs Bourgoin over 800 m and the silver of the relay runners in 4×100 m.

Less than 45 days before the Olympic Games at home, the Blues return home with 16 medals including four gold, their best result since Zurich in 2014.

With AFP

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