With the Francophone Games entering the second day of athletics competition on Wednesday, Sekou Kaba will kick off the competition for the large Lions delegation in France. Kaba is scheduled to run in the 110m hurdle final Wednesday morning at 9am eastern time where he will line in lane four next to Ladji Doucoure of France, the 2005 World Champion.
Continuing for the Lions on Thursday will be decathlete Patrick Arbour as he begins his sixth multi of the summer. Arbour who set a personal best of 7593 points earlier this year and currently sits 31st in the IAAF World Combined Events Challenge rankings. Also competing Thursday will be wheelchair racer Curtis Thom as he takes to the line in the T54 400m final. This is Thom’s second trip to France this summer after he was a finalist over 400m and world champion in the 4x400m relay for Canada at July’s IPC World Championships in Lyon.
Kicking things off on Friday will be the club’s trio of IAAF World Championship competitors, Sultana Frizell, Oluwasegun Makinde and Melissa Bishop. Competing in the hammer throw final, Frizell will be looking for victory and a new Francophone Games Record. The current mark of 70.26m was set by Manuela Monteburn of France four years ago in Beirut, Lebannon. While Frizell is looking for gold, Bishop and Makinde will looking to qualify for Saturday’s finals. Both athletes have posted personal bests this year and will be gunning for the medal podium.
Live results can be found on the Francophone Games website.