Athletics: AS Monaco’s Téo Andant helps France to only medal of World Championships

AS Monaco Athlétisme's Téo Andant

AS Monaco athlete Téo Andant ensured that France didn’t finish the Athletics World Championships in Budapest without a medal, winning silver in the Men’s 4x400m relay.

France looked set to finish the World Championships without a medal, but with just two events remaining on the final night of competition, the 24-year-old AS Monaco athlete, who was born in Nice, was part of a team that ensured a positive end to a difficult week of competition.

Ludvy Vaillant, Gilles Biron and David Sombé all ran before Andant took the final lap and helped the French team to a second-place finish behind the eventual winners, the USA. As well as earning a strong spot on the podium, the efforts of the four men saw them also break the French record (2’58″45).

“I just needed to finish it off”

The AS Monaco athlete had to see off a late surge from Great Britain, who came on strong in the final 100m (2’58″71).

“I’m so proud of my partners. They’ve done incredible work. They gave me my leg in a great position, I just needed to finish it off,” said Andant.

The team victory in Budapest marks the latest achievement in a season that just gets better and better for Andant. The 24-year-old athlete was crowned 400m French champion in July, and his consistent performances will provide hope of earning a medal at his home Olympics in Paris next year.


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