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Borel's nightmare, Buchard's dream, French skateboarding at the foot of the podium: the recap of the 2nd night of the Olympics

2021-07-25T05:38:28.995Z

An elimination from the round of 16 of Yannick Borel who aimed for gold in fencing, Amandine Buchard in the semifinals in judo, French skateboarding close to a medal, find out what happened last night in Tokyo.



Judo (F): speedy, Buchard goes in half


Amandine Buchard is impressive.

She made short work of South Korean Park in the quarterfinals with an ippon in under a minute.

She therefore goes to the semi-finals where she will challenge the Swiss Kocher around 10am.

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Olympic Games, Fencing (HF): the Borel fiasco, Thibus still in the race


One lap and then off to Yannick Borel.

The French was aiming for an Olympic medal in the individual épée but he was beaten in the round of 16 by the Egyptian Elsayed (11-15).

Real sensation in this tournament.

There are only two French people left in this competition with Romain Cannone and Alexandre Bardenet.

For the women, a complicated start for the seed number two in foil.

Ysaora Thibus struggled to climb to the eighth and she succeeded.

Against the Hungarian Pasztor, the French won on the wire (15-13) and will find the Russian athlete Korobeynikova in the next round.

Vincent Milou LUCY NICHOLSON / REUTERS

Skateboard (M): the Japanese Horigome, the first Olympic street champion, France ranks 4th and 6th


For the appearance of skateboarding at the Olympics, the Japanese Yuto Horigome won gold in the men's street event.

The Brazilian Hoefler took the silver while the American Eaton took the bronze.

Frenchman Vincent Milou, fourth, finished at the foot of the podium while Aurélien Giraud finished sixth.

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Olympic Games, Rowing (M): Androdias and Boucheron in the final of the lightweight double scull


The French hit hard. In the first semi-final of the lightweight two-scoop, Hugo Boucheron and Matthieu Androdias crushed the competition by winning the race by more than two seconds ahead of the British duo. The Blues will be in the final on Wednesday. On the other hand, no final for the women. Claire Bové and Laura Tarantola took fourth place in their semi-final.

JO, Rowing (M): the Turlan twins in the semi-finals in two without coxswain


First good news of the day.

Forced to go through the repechage in two without a coxswain, Guillaume and Thibaud Turlan took second place in their race, behind the Spanish boat.

The French therefore reach the semi-finals.

These are scheduled for Tuesday.

Olympic Games, Table tennis: Lebesson and Yuan in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles


Huge perf 'of the French duo.

Emmanuel Lebesson and Jia Nan Yuan topped the pair, from Hong Kong, Doo-Wong in seven innings (11-3, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 13-11 ), after an epic match.

The Habs will play the semi-finals in the early afternoon (2:00 p.m.) against the Chinese pair Liu-Xu.

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Olympic Games, Swimming (M): Marchand 6th in the 400m medley final


No medal for

Léon Marchand

despite a very good race from the Frenchman.

On the podium 50m from the finish, the 19-year-old Frenchman broke down in the last length and is content with sixth place.

American double in front with the title for Chase Kalisz and silver for Jay Litherland.

Australian Brendon Smith takes the bronze medal.

Marie Wattel ALEKSANDRA SZMIGIEL / REUTERS

Olympic Games, Swimming (F): Wattel wins her 100m butterfly semi-final


Impressive Marie Wattel. The Frenchwoman won with authority her 100m butterfly semi-final with a time of 56.16, ahead of the Australian McKeon and the American Huske. She will be at the final scheduled for Monday at 3:30.

Tennis (HF): Murray retires in singles, Barthy and Cornet already out


Double title holder (2012-2016),

Andy Murray

will not defend his chances in singles when he had to challenge the Canadian Auger-Alliassime in the first round. He is replaced by the Australian Purcell. However, Andy Murray will continue in the doubles table. With his compatriot Salisbury, he released the French pair Herbert-Mahut on Saturday. The bad weather in French tennis continues. In the first round of the women's tournament,

Alizé Cornet

was corrected by the Czech Karolina Pliskova (6-1, 6-3) in 1:03. Nice performance by

Fiona Ferro

. The French dominated in three sets the Latvian Sevastova (2-6, 6-4, 6-2) in the first round of the Tokyo Olympics. In the second round, Ferro will face Spain's Sorribes Tormo, downer of world number one Ashleigh Barty. The recent Wimbledon winner stops in the first round of the Olympics.

Ashleigh Barty

was beaten in two sets by Spaniard Sorribes Tormo (4-6, 3-6). The latter could find Fiona Ferro in the next round if the Frenchwoman wins against Latvian Sevastova. Big blow for the world number one.

Source: lefigaro

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