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Lemaitre and Yanit voted European Athletes of the Month for July

24.08.2010 World

European Athletics is pleased to announce that French sprint sensation Christophe Lemaitre and Turkish hurdler Nevin Yanit have been voted as the European Athletes of the Month for July.

Lemaitre became the first man in the history of the European Athletics Championships to complete the treble of 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold in Barcelona. Aged just 20 he lived up to expectations to answer every possible question asked of him – a truly remarkable feat for one so young. 

The 24-year-old Yanit went into the history books as Turkey’s first sprint hurdles champion after clocking a national record 12.63 in Barcelona.

It was a great turnaround in fortunes for an athlete who had failed to even finish in her heat in Göteborg four years ago.

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