Frenchman Yann Schrub created a surprise by winning the bronze medal in the 10,000m at the European Athletics Championships on Sunday August 21 in Munich.
In 27 min 47 sec 13, the 26-year-old Frenchman was beaten by the Italian Yemaneberhan Crippa (27 min 46 sec 13) and the Norwegian Zerei Kbrom Mezngi (27 min 46 sec 94). Long in the lead, the favorite, the Frenchman Jimmy Gressiern finally finished 4th.
Eighth French Medal
Long in the lead with the desire to lead a fast train, the favorite Jimmy Gressier finished fourth, in 27 min 49 sec 84, without sufficient energy to get back on the podium at the end of the race.
🥉 𝗠𝗘𝗗𝗔𝗜𝗟𝗟𝗘 𝗗𝗘 𝗕𝗥𝗢𝗡𝗭𝗘! 🇬🇧 Yann Schrub completes the race of his life and takes 3rd place in the 10,000m in 27’47 »13!… https://t.co/lzOcQMD0fy
On the contrary, Yann Schrub took full advantage of his excellent finish to invite himself there and offer himself a personal best (27 min 49 sec 64 until then).
The Frenchman brings to the French athletics team his eighth medal in European competition, a real reward for the talented athlete from Sarreguemines, who must compose between his training and his medical studies, without any accommodation.
The third Frenchman in the 10,000m, Yoann Kowal, ranked fifteenth (28 min 17 sec 39).