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JO: Van der Poel, Richardson, Peaty ... 5 reasons to wake up from Sunday to Monday


Mountain biking, handball, swimming… The Olympic program will offer, on the night from Sunday to Monday, a few meetings that will be worth seeing.

Men's cross-country mountain biking (8h)

The technical, physical course, freeing up little space for respite should serve as a committed, spectacular race.

A rider will crystallize the eyes, the Dutchman Mathieu Van der Poel.

Raymond Poulidor's grandson left the Tour de France after a brilliant first week (a stage victory, six days in yellow).

Cyclo-cross world champion, he wants to add a new line to his track record.

The French Victor Koretzky and Jordan Sarrou (who had a very spectacular fall in training) are among the strong outsiders.

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Swimming, men's 100m breaststroke final (4:08)

For a new Adam Peaty show? The Briton reigns over the discipline (he has 19 of the 20 best performances of all time). He dominated his semi-final with a head and shoulders. He has an appointment this Monday for the defense of his title, he who won gold for the first time in Rio, five years ago. In the semi-finals, Peaty is the only one to have gone under 58 '' (57''63). He set the world record at 56''88.

Canoeing, slalom semi-finals (7h)

Martin Thomas composted his ticket for the slalom semi-finals on Sunday. An event that is part of the French tradition after the medals of Tony Estanguet (2000, 2004 and 2012) and Denis Gargaud (2016). The 2019 European vice-champion, before the competition confided about the difficulties of the site: “

It's a pool that I appreciate. It is neither too bulky nor too flat. It is rather technical, with a lot of small water movements. But the heat is going to be decisive. It gets hotter and hotter and the water heats up too, so we don't have much to cool us down. I am not the only one to be out of breath on the pelvis, and we are not used to having these types of conditions.


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Fencing (2h)

Awakened by the incredible feat of Romain Cannone, Olympic epee champion on Sunday, French fencing will want to confirm this Monday with some nice trumps up its sleeve.

In men's foil, with his title of world champion in 2019, Enzo Lefort wants to succeed and thus win his second Olympic medal after the team in Rio (silver).

In the sabers, Manon Brunet, current 3rd in the world, will be the leader ahead of Cécilia Berder and Charlotte Lembach, knowing that all can aspire to the podium.

Handball, France-Brazil (2h)

Saturday, led by an excellent Melvyn Richardson, France had a start to the tournament in his hand against Argentina (33-27). This Monday, a new South American opponent will await the Blues, namely Brazil. A double-title trap match, on the one hand because the Auriverde had a very solid first match against Norway, which they were doubtful about for a long time (24-27 defeat in the end). And on the other hand because of the very early hours of the meeting, at 9 a.m. local time. Now, for Nikola Karabatic and others, the stakes are clear: a second victory would pave the way for the quarter-finals before moving on to tougher rivals in the group (Germany, Spain and Norway).

Source: lefigaro

All sports articles on 2021-07-25

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