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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

London Olympics : Christophe Lemaitre only competing in 200m


French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre has decided to focus on the 200m in London, as his coach believes that the longer distance provides a better chance of a medal.

Despite being the reigning European Champion over 100m, the decision has been made for Lemaitre not to enter the shorter distance but to focus on the 200m event.

"[We have] put a definitive cross against the 100m," Lemaitre's coach Pierre Carraz told L'Equipe.

"In the results over 100m, Christophe is only ranked 10th among those who have entered. Over 200m, we can hope for a medal."

Lemaitre won 200m gold at the 2010 European Championships.