Historical past-making French athletics coach Pierre Carraz dies aged 82

Published:Mar 9, 202412:58
Historical past-making French athletics coach Pierre Carraz dies aged 82

Pierre Carraz, who coached French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre to an historic treble of the 100/200 metres and 4x100m relay on the 2010 European Championships, has died aged 82, the French Athletics Federation (FFA) introduced.

“The FFA realized with nice disappointment the loss of life aged 82 of Pierre Carraz,” tweeted the FFA.

“We salute the reminiscence of a vastly proficient coach, who most notably took Christophe Lemaitre to the very best stage of the game.”

Carraz coached Lemaitre without spending a dime and the 2 shaped a formidable partnership with their most memorable 12 months coming in 2010.

Lemaitre grew to become the primary white sprinter to go beneath the 10-second mark within the 100m (9.98sec) after which swept the European titles in Barcelona.

Other than that Lemaitre additionally collected two Olympic bronze medals (4x100m relay in 2012 and 200m in 2016) in addition to on this planet championships 4x100m relay silver and 200m bronze in 2011.

Lemaitre, now aged 32, nonetheless has ambitions to bow out of the game on the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

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Publish date: 2023-01-01 18:10:09
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