A giant step for the promising Just Kwaou-Mathey, bronze medalist in Munich

At the time of his passage in the mixed zone on Wednesday evening, the story did not yet say if “the friend” Dayot Upamecano was in the spans of the Olympic stadium in Munich to admire the race of Just Kwaou-Mathey. Having met at the Évreux FC football club, the two Normans have kept strong ties and the hurdleur had sent tickets to the Bayern Munich defender. We hope for the footballer that he was there because the show was breathtaking.

Already the best blue tip on the side of Eugene by stopping at the gates of the final (9th), Kwaou-Mathey, and his smile to light up a bottomless pit, was still up to the task in this European game. Started well, he was clearly in the game to play something even more beautiful before stumbling on the 8th hurdle and finding himself playing the maintenance on the box.

“This medal means a lot for the future, for my career”

“I saw that the Swiss (Joseph) came back and I gave everything I had left there. » Unsure of his fishing, he waited a few moments alongside Sasha Zhoya before seeing his name appear on the stadium sign. “It’s fantastic, magical, incredible, he blurted. This medal means a lot for the future, for my career, I hope it won’t be the last. »

Fed in Poitiers by Fabien Lambolez in a group of young wolves (Erius, Matéo), Kwaou-Mathey learns very quickly, without ever showing concern. The proof again with this back blocked in Monaco, which was only a bad memory when arriving in Germany thanks to the hands of the physiotherapist of the French team, Philippe Peytral. “He learns, a small stone in the building every day, every year, extends Lambolez. Our goal is to go to Paris and do great things there. We must not hide, even if we are not in the light. » On Wednesday, he was already in the middle of it.


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