Lemaitre clocks 9.94sec in French 100m
Christophe Lemaitre retained his French national 100m title with a wind-assisted 9.94sec victory on Saturday.
With the wind recorded at +2.6 m/s, the 22-year-old Lemaitre beat home Jimmy Vicaut, who clocked 10.05sec, with Emmanuel Biron taking third (10.10).
"I'm happy," Lemaitre said. "I came in well under 10 seconds. But the wind was too strong, it's a shame.
"But 9.94sec is a good time, even if I felt a little heavy over the first part of the race."
Lemaitre, who set a French national record of 9.92sec last year, will defend his two golds (100m, 4x100m) in the June 27-July 1 European Championships at Helsinki, before going on to the July 27-August 12 London Olympic Games aiming for the podium.
The Frenchman finished fourth in the 100m final at the World Championships in Daegu last summer, but came home with a bronze from the 200m.