With a second try over the qualifying limit, Quentin Bigot easily qualified for the hammer throw final.
Two tries and then go! Quentin Bigot will be at the rendezvous of the hammer throw final after easily exceeding the limit set at 77.50m. Vice-world champion in 2019 in Doha, the French only needed two attempts to send his machine well beyond this line. If his first throw did not go further than 76.10m, the second was much more convincing. While he brought back the silver medal from the last world championships with 78.19m, Quentin Bigot did much better in these qualifications. Indeed, his hammer fell to 78.73m. With this performance one meter from his best mark of the season, the world number 5 became the first pitcher to validate his place for the final, which will take place this Wednesday at the Tokyo National Stadium. ” It went well. A first draft a little tense because, all the same, these are the qualifications for the Olympic Games. The hammer is a sport of relaxation and I tensed up a bit, noted Quentin Bigot at the microphone of France Televisions. I’m only 76 meters but that had already placed me well in the competition. I knew that on a second throw and letting go, it would be good. MBut, honestly, I didn’t think this jet would go that far. This is rather good news. Psychologically, the qualifications are more complicated because it is a cut throat. We know that there are favorites that sometimes go by the wayside. I don’t take them as the final. In the final, I will be more serene and more liberated like a big meeting competition while, in qualifying, we know that things may not go through. The first draft is due to this little stress. “