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Who are the three Bretons selected to participate in the European Indoor Championships in Turkey?

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The French Athletics Federation announced the selection of the French national team for the European Athletics Championships in Istanbul. Solène Gicquel, Léna Kandissounon and Victor Coroller will be present in Turkey from 2nd to 5th March.

The beginning of the year for Breton athletes is almost like a dream come true. Solen Gekuel (high jump), Lena Candisonun (800m) and Viktor Kuruler (400m) will be in Turkey with the French national team. With such impressive performances and 17 months away from the Paris Olympics, Breton and athletics more specifically could have a bright future ahead of them. Apparently, the apprenticeship goes through the European Indoor Championships in a few days.

Solène Gicquel, the French indoor height champion, was unable to reach the lower limit despite her personal best (1.92m). But thanks to the best French performance of the year, Rennaise was invited by the FFA. She had competed in her first European competition last August during the European Championships in Berlin. She placed thirteenth and last in the final with a jump of 1.86 metres.

The Bretonians want to shine in the European Championships

Léna Kandissounon, vice champion of France in the 800m thanks to her new world record set during the Eure meet in Val-de-Reuil (2’01”31), will compete at the European Championships for the first time in her young career. She will be accompanied by her Haute Bretagne Athlétisme teammate, Victor Coroller, who also qualified thanks to his time.

The 400-meter runner improved his best at the Metz meet (47.01). During the last French Championships, he finished fifth. In Turkey, he will try to do the same outdoors in Berlin where he finished eighth and last in the final despite a best time in the heats. Breton’s good results bode well just months before the Olympic Games in Paris.

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