Chambers, Lemaitre get Europeans off to speedy start
Barcelona: Europe’s two fastest men are in action on the opening day of the European championships as Briton Dwain Chambers and France’s Christophe Lemaitre line up in the heats of the 100 metres.
Chambers, who beat 20-year-old Lemaitre in last month’s European Team championships, is drawn in heat one with the Frenchman running in the last heat.
“I’m optimistic about it, if I can draw on everything I have experience-wise,” Chambers, 32, said when asked if he could win the title.
“It’s my ambition to win but again I have strong competition, especially from Lemaitre, and I have to do the best I can to stay ahead of him.”
France’s world indoor record holder Teddy Tamgho does not plan to hang around in triple jump qualifying (1820) after recovering from a calf injury.