9:30 a.m., Sept. 15)
Orléans sprinter wins double gold at world francophone
Orléans sprinter Segun Makinde won
two gold medals in the 200 metres and the
4x100 metre relay at the recent Jeux de la
Francophonie in Nice, Framce. File photo
sprinter Segun Makinde ended the summer on a high note
Saturday by winning his second gold medal at the Jeux
de la francophonie, in Nice, France.
22, ran a very respectable 20.80 seconds to win the 200-metre
final at the games which brings together the top athletes
from the world's French-speaking countries.
Thursday, the Fallingbrook resident helped Team Canada
win the 4x100 metre relay in a time of 39.14 seconds.
two gold medals cap what has been a very successful outdoor
season for Makinde. After finishing third at the Canadian
Track and Field Championships in late June, he placed
a respectable fourth at the World University Games in
Kazan, Russia in early July.
early August, he ran a personal best 20.62 seconds to
place second at an international event in Stuttgart, Germany.
winning his second gold medal at the Jeux de la francophonie,
Makinde posted a message on his Facebook page for his
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