Focus on France

Golden boy Lemaitre lives his dream in Barcelona

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France's success in the European Athletics Championships, which ended Sunday, has given the country something to celebrate after the disappointing performance the country's football team gave during the summer’s world cup.French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre was the star of the show winning three gold medals. The 20-year-old from Annecy went through last week's championships unbeaten, wowing the crowd with a late blast of acceleration that left rivals in his wake.