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Athletics: Mayer started his Olympic qualifying decathlon, angry

Kevin Mayer began his Olympic qualifying decathlon on Thursday in San Diego (California, United States), hampered by a slight twist in one knee during the long jump warm-up.

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Athletics: Mayer started his Olympic qualifying decathlon, angry

Kevin Mayer began his Olympic qualifying decathlon on Thursday in San Diego (California, United States), hampered by a slight twist in one knee during the long jump warm-up. The headliner of French athletics, double Olympic vice-champion, hopes to validate his qualification for the Paris Games (July 26 - August 11) under the Californian sun, after having given up at the World Championships in Budapest last summer.

In the almost empty stadium of the “Aztecs” at the University of San Diego, Mayer started his day Thursday at 10:30 a.m. (6:30 p.m. Paris time) with a 100 m completed in 10 sec 75 (0.2 m/s wind) , within reasonable distance of his record (10.50). He then grimaced while preparing for the long jump. On his only warm-up jump, during his run-up, he lost one of the spikes located under the athletes' shoes, causing him to suffer from poor support due to a slight twist in one knee.

Mayer participated well in the second event, among his competing university athletes: he jumped at 7.07 m (0.3 m/s wind) on the first attempt, before aborting the second and biting the third. , drawing a cry of frustration from him in the face of a competition far from his standards (record at 7.80 m).

After two events, the 32-year-old Frenchman totals 1,747 points, far from the bases of his world record (9,126 points in 2018), but on the way to the Olympic minimums (8,460).

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