53 days before the opening of the XIth edition of the JIOI of 2023 which will be played from August 25 to September 4 in Madagascar, the Malagasy athletics federation has carried out a staff review to gauge the level of athletes capable of defending the color of the Big Island in this Indiano-Oceanic game at the senior Madagascar championship which was played from June 30 to July 2 at the tartan track of the Barea stadium in Mahamasina. On the queen distance of athletics, Haingo Brigitte Razanajafy of TAF, among the trainees from China, dominated her competitors and won the title of champion of Madagascar 2023. She completed the 100-meter distance in 11.82. Compared to her time, her time of 11.47 achieved in China which surpassed the record of games achieved by the Madagascan Hanitra Rakotondrabe (11.49) in Reunion in 1998 in the 100m flat, on Saturday, the new champion of Madagascar could not do better than staying in a time of 11.82. Despite this small setback, Haingo Brigitte Razanajafy, combined with Claudine Nomenjanahary who has also just achieved a time of 11.39 in Joinville then 11.33 in Bonneuil in France, promises a beneficial spark for Madagascar at the eleventh edition of the JIOI of 2023 Among the boys, Toky Rasamison is the revelation of this Madagascar championship.
He flew over the distance of the men’s 100 and 200 meters leaving the trainees from China far behind him. He ran the distance of 100 meters in 10.5 and in 21.4 that of 200 meters. Compared to the JIOI record, it is the Reunionese Vallon-Hoareau Alexandre who holds the record with his time of 10.38 achieved in Reunion on August 10, 1998. Between now and the opening of the eleventh edition of the JIOI from 2023 to Madagascar, the new champion of Madagascar will still have time to improve. The JIOI record holder in the men’s 200 meters is the Mauritian Stéphane Buckland in 20.46 achieved in Mauritius on September 6, 2003. Hery Rambeloson, the national technical director of the Fma explained that “Of the fifty medals to be disputed in athletics during the JIOI at home, we are confident that Madagascar will win more medals on non-technical disciplines. We are less than 60 days from the opening of these games and the preparation of our athletes will continue while waiting for the regrouping organized by the Malagasy State”