Decathlete Mayer out of Berlin medal contention after long-jump fouls

By Sports Desk August 07, 2018

Decathlon world champion Kevin Mayer is out of medal contention at the European Championships after recording fouls in all three of his long-jump attempts.

The Frenchman, who was a silver medallist at the Olympics two years ago, began the day with a personal best in the 100 metres to lead the way after one event, but his bid for a European title unravelled when each of his long-jump attempts were met with a red flag.

Mayer was distraught when he failed to register a score with his third and final jump and he did not start the shot put event.

"It's a black day, I have no excuse, I'm sorry for all those who believed in me," Mayer said in quotes published by L'Equipe.

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