17/08/2016 09h22 - Updated 17/08/2016 09h22

French technician who lost to Thiago Braz says that victory came because of Candomblé and that Brazil is a bizarre country

Renaud Lavillenie took second place after jumping 5,98m, five centimeters unless Thiago Braz.
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The coach of the French Renauld Lavillenie, who won silver medal in the pole vault, He suggested that Thiago Braz won the competition with the help of Candomble.

"Thiago managed a jump of 6,03m. He may have counted with the help of mystical forces, perhaps the Candomblé. (The Brazil) It is a bizarre country ", afirmou Philippe Encausse, in an interview with French newspaper Le Monde.

Renaud Lavillenie took second place after jumping 5,98m, five centimeters unless Thiago Braz, who secured the first men's gold in the history of pole vaulting in Brazil and also broke the Olympic record.

"Olympic runner-up tonight with 5,98m, won by Brazilian by 6,03m. I gave everything and I have no regrets. An incredible test!! I'm disappointed in the total lack of respect for the public. This is not worthy of an Olympic stadium. But I'm happy with this medal ", he wrote.

On the social networks, French athlete has heavily criticized public behavior in Engenhão (Olympic Stadium).

The French press also echoed criticism Lavillenie. On radio and TV, commentators said they were shocked by the public behavior.

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