Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Rousseff defends her track record

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

More debates on the economy, not on the burkini

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Apple set to face record tax penalty from EU

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Weiner strikes again

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 1)

Read more

THE DEBATE

Colombia's Path to Peace: Can historic deal with FARC rebels work? (part 2)

Read more

FOCUS

The rise of political tourism in the Middle East

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Video Music Awards, Rock en Seine and Puppa Lek Sen

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

The Gulf of Porto, a paradise of land and sea

Read more

Sports

Sprinter Lemaitre named 'French Sportsman of the Year'

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2010-12-26

France's 20-year-old sprinter Christophe Lemaitre, who became the first white athlete to break the 10 seconds barrier over 100 metres in July, has been named French Sportsman of the Year by sports daily L'Equipe.

AFP - Sprinter Christophe Lemaitre has been named French Sportsman of the Year by L'Equipe newspaper.
             
The 20-year-old from from the Alpine spa town of L'Aix-les-Bains exploded onto the international scene during 2010 with a succession of fast times culminating on July 9 in Valence when he became the first white athlete to break the 10 seconds barrier with a time of 9.98secs.
             
He followed that up by winning three golds in the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
             
Lemaitre topped the L'Equipe poll ahead of World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb and world judo champion Teddy Riner.

RETROSPECTIVE

Date created : 2010-12-26

  • ATHLETICS - EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

    France win thrilling relay final, hat-trick of golds for Lemaitre

    Read more

  • ATHLETICS

    France's Lemaitre wins 100m gold at Euro championships

    Read more

COMMENT(S)