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Paris 2024 Olympics: Louise Maraval clears minimum 400m hurdles and closes in on Perec

More than a second and four tenths. That’s what Louise Maraval set her old personal best in the 400m hurdles on Wednesday night at the Marseille meet. In Marseille, the 22-year-old Frenchwoman won the race by 54 seconds and 44 hundredths, ahead of Italian Alice Muraro and Moroccan Noura Ennadi, who also set their own personal bests.

During this time, Louise Maraval reached the minimum for the Olympic Games and at the same time set the second best time in France of all time after Marie-Josée Perec, who completed a lap of the course with a score of 53 inches 21 in 1995 in Zurich.

This time Vendée makes his sixth world appearance of the year, seven tenths behind Jamaican Rushell Clayton, who clocked a time of 53 inches and 72 seconds on May 11.

Later in the evening, two more Frenchmen reached the Olympic minimum in the 3000m steeplechase. Louis Gilavert and Alexis Mielle, who finished second with 8’13″47 and third with 8’14″71, saw only Ethiopian Samuel Duguna finish ahead of them.

Source: Le Parisien

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