Athletics: 10th IAAF World Junior Championship-Loizeau in the groove for serious sprinting


08-July-2004

LOIZEAU ... in the groove for serious sprinting

HE represents the future of sprinting in Seychelles. Mervyn Loizeau, who is in the groove with some good times in the 100-metre dash, will represent Seychelles in the 10th IAAF World Junior Championship.

Sprinter Loizeau, 17, will have the chance to measure his ability with some of the world's best junior sprinters in the blue-ribband race of the championship, slated for Grosseto, Italy, from July 13 to 18.

After kicking off 2004 with a bang and having since remained unbeaten on home soil, Loizeau has been preparing for the championship for quite a while and he hopes to improve on his youth records.

With the assistance and support of coach Barney Bonne, Loizeau clocked an electronic best of 11.00 seconds over 100 metres during the Lekip Sport Southern Region Cadet Athletics Championship in Mauritius to win the gold medal.
His manual best stands at 11.0 seconds as the Seychelles Amateur Athletics Federation did not ratify his 10.7-second performance achieved on Saturday April 24, saying that the wind was too strong.

Loizeau and coach Bonne are to jet off for Italy on Saturday.
The 100m races are scheduled to take place on the first day of the championship, Tuesday July 13, with the first rounds in the morning and the semifinals in the afternoon.
The final will take place on Wednesday July 14.

Sprinter Loizeau, 17, will have the chance to measure his ability with some of the world's best junior sprinters in the blue-ribband race of the championship, slated for Grosseto, Italy, from July 13 to 18.

After kicking off 2004 with a bang and having since remained unbeaten on home soil, Loizeau has been preparing for the championship for quite a while and he hopes to improve on his youth records.

With the assistance and support of coach Barney Bonne, Loizeau clocked an electronic best of 11.00 seconds over 100 metres during the Lekip Sport Southern Region Cadet Athletics Championship in Mauritius to win the gold medal.
His manual best stands at 11.0 seconds as the Seychelles Amateur Athletics Federation did not ratify his 10.7-second performance achieved on Saturday April 24, saying that the wind was too strong.

Loizeau and coach Bonne are to jet off for Italy on Saturday.
The 100m races are scheduled to take place on the first day of the championship, Tuesday July 13, with the first rounds in the morning and the semifinals in the afternoon.
The final will take place on Wednesday July 14.

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