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• Martinot-Lagarde and Gayon Highlight Paris Indoor Meet

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French hurdler Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Jamaica´s sprinter Gayon Evans set top marks at the international indoor meet in Paris on Wednesday, Feb 8.

The reigning European indoor champion Martinot-Lagarde stormed to a victory in the 60m hurdles in his season´s best mark of 7.51 seconds narrowly defeating his compatriot Darien Garfield (7.54sec).

Jamaica´s 27 year-old sprinter Gayona Evans comfortably won women´s 60m dash in 7.17 seconds beating Ukrainian Olesya Pohv (7.22 sec) into second.

Elsewhere, Kevin Menaldo prevailed in the men´s pole vault by clearing 5.72m, while world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, who has been struggling with form this indoor season, did not clear his opening height.  

Cuba´s Yuniez Perez took the men´s 60m dash in 6.54 seconds, Everton Clake of Jamaica came in second in 6.57 seconds. 

Rio Olympic Champion Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium totaled 2861 points  to win women´s triathlon: her marks were as follow - 60mH (8.45 seconds), Long Jump 6.32m and shot put 15.35m. 

South Africa´s Godrfrey Mokoena leaped 7.95m to win men´s long jump contest.

Men´s 60m Final




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