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Injured Lemaitre out of European champs

France's reigning Olympic 200m bronze medallist Christophe Lemaitre has been ruled out of next month's European Athletics Championships with a hamstring injury.

Lemaitre, a four-time European gold medallist, pulled up in the 100m of Saturday's Diamond League meet in Paris, clutching his leg and falling to the track.

A scan revealed a torn muscle in his right hamstring, the French federation said, ruling him out of both the national championships and the 7-12 August Euros in Berlin.

The news capped a bad day for French athletics after Yohann Diniz, three times the European 50km race walking champion, also withdrew from a trip to the German capital through injury.


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