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Wilfried Happio attacked viciously 20 Minutes Before Race, Still Wins French Gold

Wilfried Happio won gold in the 400m hurdles at the French Athletics Championships over the weekend.

The 23-year-old did so despite being assaulted shortly before the final.

Wearing an eyepatch and headband over his eye, Happio stepped into his blocks, and incredibly ran a personal best time of 48.57. He finished more than a second ahead of runner-up Ludvy Vaillant at the Stade Helitas in Caen.

“There was a big incident in the warm-up. Someone jumped on him and hit him,” said Happio’s coach Olivier Vallaeys. “Some guy came out of nowhere and asked him if he was Wilfried Happio and then jumped on him. I managed to hold him back. “It was 20 minutes before the race, we were ready to go to the call area. “We’re shocked.

The guy was arrested and Wilfried is fine. But I’m speechless, it was pure aggression, it’s scandalous. These are the methods of a savage.” Happio said his run was “more complicated than normal because I only had one eye”.

His depth perception would obviously have been severely affected by having to wear an eyepatch. The time also qualifies him to run at the World Athletics Championships in Oregon next month.

French men’s 4x400m relay disqualified for doping

The French men’s 4x400m relay team has been disqualified from the 2017 World Athletics Championships that took place in London after Teddy Atine-Venel tested positive for a banned substance.

A sample taken on July 16, 2017, the day the athlete won the French 400m champion title, was found to be positive for salbutamol, according to an AFLD decision made public this fall.

The French also featured Ludvy Vaillant, Thomas Jordier and Mamoudou Hanne, finished eighth in the 4x400m relay.

He was first notified of the positive test by the French Athletics Federation (FAF) in February 2018.

The 36-year-old European bronze medallist was given a five-month suspension and all of his results between July 16 2017 and June 16 2018 have been annulled.

Atine-Venel cited exercise asthma as the reason for his positive salbutamol control.

“I have been quite shocked by this whole procedure for the past four years. I have always been transparent, “said Teddy Atine-Venel.