News : Gressier’s odyssey in Sweden with PCR that leads him to run in Huelva
Although measures are gradually being relaxed and the pandemic (at least in Europe) sees how vaccination advances by giant steps, surreal situations continue to occur. Also in the world of athletics. One of them has just been lived in his flesh by the Frenchman Jimmy Gressier.
The Frenchman, who was going to play a 5,000 in Goteborg this Thursday in search of the Olympic minimum, has had to radically change his plans. The problem? ANDThe PCR test that he presented upon arrival in Sweden was expired… for five hours! According to the newspaper ‘L’Equipe’, Gressier has had to spend the night in an airport bank after being denied entry to the country.
The carambola takes you to Huelva
All this carambola has led one of the best French long distance runners to compete this Thursday in the Ibero-American Meeting of Huelva in a 5,000, where he will have as rivals the Spanish Abdessamad Oukhelfen, the Moroccan Iguider (3.14.47 this course), the Eritrean Medhin ( 13.04.55 PB) or the Kenyan Kiplangat (13.07.55). The Olympic minimum is 13.13.50. Gressier comes from being second in the 5,000 of the European of National Teams disputed in Silesia. The also French Hugo Hay has been able to enter Goteborg with the PCR a day and will participate in the 5,000.