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Melina Robert-Michonne assured herself this Sunday in Leiria (Portugal) of the European Throwing Cup by finishing on the podium in the discus throw (61.70m). Hammersmith Annecy Alexandra Tavernier was seventh thanks to a final throw of 68.10 metres.
19:31 | Updated at 19:31
Things are going better for Melina Robert Michonne! After disappointing during the French Winter Championships, Iséroise discobolus finished a good third during this Sunday’s European Throwing Cup.
The Colombian threw the discus at 61.70m and finished behind Germany’s Shanice Craft (64.88m) and Liliana Ka (64.32m).
Tavernier is a little better
Seventeen centimeters gained in fifteen days. Two weeks after the French champion won a new title in Salon de Provence thanks to a throw of 67.93 meters, hammer thrower Alexandra Tavernier improved a bit on Sunday in Leiria (Portugal) at the European Cup.
The Annecy Haute-Savoie Athlétisme champion cleared 68.10m on her sixth and final attempt to sneak into seventh place in an event won by Italy’s Sarah Fantini with 73.26m.
A performance that is still far from the minimum (73.60m) scheduled to secure its place at the World Championships in Budapest (Hungary) this summer (August 19-27).