Mathilde Gros wins track cycling world championships
The Frenchwoman won her first world title when she was only 23 years old.
Mathilde Gros won France its first gold medal at the World Track Championships on Friday in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. The competition took place in the same velodrome as the upcoming Olympic Games, which will take place in a little under two years.
The 23-year-old Provencale is a big hope for the sport of sprinting ever since the juniors, and she won the world championship in the queen event, which is speed. This is her maiden global crown.
And this victory was not taken illegally by her, even though she single-handedly dominated the formidable German team. First, in the semi-finals, by removing the current holder of both titles, Emma Hinze, from the competition even though she had already been eliminated in the first round.
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She triumphed once more for the gold by denying Lea Sophie Friedrich any chance of victory, this time in two consecutive matches, allowing her to experience the most enjoyable day of her life while riding a bike.
Mathilde Gros, who was born in the Pas-de-Calais but who grew up in the Bouche-du-Rhône, stumbled upon cycling by accident eight years ago, when she was an apprentice high-level basketball player and dreamed of baskets at three points. Mathilde Gros was born in the Pas-de-Calais but who grew up in the Bouche-du-Rhône.
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A joy that she was able to enjoy on Friday with the enthusiastic crowd at the velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, who sang with all their heart “Mathilde, Mathilde.”
He had been warmed up by the beautiful silver medal that had been won earlier in the evening by Melvin Landereau, who was then the second charm for France in these Worlds after the bronze that had been won the day before by the women’s pursuit team. Melvin Landereau was then the second charm for France in these Worlds after the bronze that had been won by the women’s pursuit team.