Mélina Robert-Michon a the DécaNation 2014.
July 18, 1979 |
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||outdoor - 66.28 metres (2013)|
Mélina Robert-Michon (born 18 July 1979) is a French discus thrower.
At the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, Robert-Michon won the discus silver medal with her last throw - a distance of 66.28 metres - which broke her own national record (65.78 m) set 11 years ago on 17 July 2002. Her 66.28 metres was much better than her hitherto, 2013 best distance of 63.75m. She had never finished better than eighth place in the final in her four previous World Championships appearances. She became the first male or female French athlete to win a World Championships medal in the discus event. Right after securing the silver medal, she told a television interviewer, "I had been working hard a long time for this. Since the start of the season, I said that I wanted to climb onto the podium. Many people laughed at it and did not quite believe it. I have been waiting so long for this.” 
In December 2013, Robert-Michon was chosen as the 2013 French female athlete of the year, according to an Internet poll taken from the athletics fraternity, in which more than 2500 votes were cast over two weeks. The poll was conducted by the Fédération française d'athlétisme.
Robert-Michon has a daughter named Elyssa, born on 24 Aug 2010.
Results in international competitions
Note: Only the position and distance in the final are indicated, unless otherwise stated. (q) means the athlete did not qualify for the final, with the overall position and distance in the qualification round indicated.
- "Mélina Robert-Michon en argent, la revanche des lancers français". Le Monde. 11 Aug 2013.
- "Athlétisme - Mondiaux : Mélina Robert-Michon en argent!". Le Point. 11 Aug 2013.
- "Report: Women’s Discus final – Moscow 2013". IAAF. 11 Aug 2013.
- Tamgho et Robert-Michon, athlètes de l'année Francetvsport (2013-12-25)
- "Mélina Robert-Michon : " Comme un renouveau "". Radio Parilly. 9 Nov 2010.
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