World Track Champions
At the Track Cycling World Championships in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Mathilde Gros, Marie-Divine Kouamé, and the Benjamin Thomas-Donovan Grondin duo took three gold medals.
Track World Championships to remember for the French Federation, thanks to the three golds won by Mathilde Gros, Marie-Divine Kouamé and the Benjamin Thomas-Donovan Grondin duo.
It was the first world title for the 23-year-old from Provence, a great sprint hope since her youth, and she won it in the queen event: speed. And she did not steal this triumph after dominating the powerful German team alone. First of all, in the semi-finals, she knocked double title holder Emma Hinze out of the tournament, despite losing the first heat. She did it again for gold, giving Lea Sophie Friedrich no chance, this time in two consecutive games, to experience the best day of her life on her bike.
Another masterful result was the gold medallist Marie-Divine Kouamé, who won the 500-metre title. The young athlete (20 years old) scalped Germany's Emma Hinze, by 0"216, this Saturday in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. The podium was completed by China's Guo Yufang. Kouamé is already confirming himself at the highest level.
The third gold came from the pair Benjamin Thomas and Donovan Grondin, who performed a recital on Sunday afternoon to win the American competition at the World Championships. The French pair took advantage of a move initiated by the Italians, with less than fifty laps to go, which set off the race.