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Tokyo Olympics: Buchard towards the medal, Wattel's perf, the Yannick Borel fiasco ... What you missed last night


Judokate Amandine Buchard is still in contention this Sunday morning for a medal. On the other hand, it's already over for the fencer Yannick

What if the second French medal still came from judo?

Amandine Buchard will play at 10:25 am in a semi-final in the under 52 kg category.

It is one of the good surprises of the start of the second Olympic day, but it is not the only one, far from it.

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We will summarize for you what has happened in Tokyo since about two in the morning here in France.

The feeling of the night

He was hilarious on arrival.

The Tunisian

Ahmed Hafnaoui

, 18, created a gigantic surprise by winning over 400 meters.

Eighth in the semi-finals and placed at the outside water line, this long distance specialist achieved the third time of the year (3: 43.36), topping the Australian Jack McLoughlin and the American in the last length. Kieran Smith.


Starting very quickly, but dull on the last length of the crawl, the Frenchman

Léon Marchand

finished 6th.

He swam in 4′11 ″ 16, far from his recent French record (4′09 ″ 65).

Scheduled for Paris 2024, the 19-year-old Toulousain was propelled overnight among medal hopes when he improved his best time by more than five seconds, placing himself in 4th place in the world results of the year. .

Note also the world record improved by the Australians in the 4x100m (3′29''69), who confirmed their collective domination after the titles in London and Rio.

A high speed swimmer named Wattel

Marie Wattel

, 24, smashed the French record for her first Olympic final in the 100-meter butterfly.

We will have to get up 3:30 the next night to attend his final.

Eighth in the series on Saturday, the sprinter swallowed the round trip in 56'16, atomizing her personal best (57'00) dating back to the 2019 Worlds. This is the second time in the semi-finals behind the Chinese Zufei Zhang.

🏊🇫🇷⚡ What a performance by Marie Wattel who explodes her personal best in the 100-meter butterfly semifinals!

#Swimming # Tokyo2020 #Olympic

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The semi-final we weren't expecting

Emmanuel Lebesson


Jian Nan Yuan

never stop dreaming.

Sunday morning, at the Metropolitan Gymnasium, the 7th world pair defeated Hong Kongers Wong Chung Ting and Doo Hoi Kem (5th) by four sets of three (11-3, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 9 -11, 11-7, 13-11).

🏓 French victory in Table Tennis 🇫🇷

Jia Nan Yuan and Emmanuel Lebesson win their second group match against the Hong Kong pair.

A success snatched 13-11 in the decisive set (4-3) # Tokyo2020 #JeuxOlympiques

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Her task will be much more difficult in the semifinals since she will face at 1 p.m. tonight a Chinese pair (3rd), made up of Xu Xin and Liu Shiwen, made up of world no.2 and no.7.

Lebesson is in full confidence since he also took place in singles for his first round against the Croatian Gacine (four innings to zero).

The skate and surf party

The first Olympic champion in the history of skateboarding is Japanese.

Yuto Horigome won the street contest at Urban Sports Park Ariake in Tokyo on the night.

The French can harbor some regrets.

Frenchman Vincent Milou, 2019 European champion, stalled in 4th place while Aurélien Giraud, world No.6 and who appeared in the final with the best score in qualifying, finished 6th.

🛹 Le 🇫🇷 Vincent Milou finished at the foot of the podium in the street event, the first in the Olympic history of #Skateboard.

The Japanese Yuto Horigome is crowned at home # Tokyo2020 #Olympic

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It was also the great start of the surfing events, the other newcomer to this Olympiad.

A first day that the French did not miss.

Jérémy Flores and Michel Bourez are qualified for the next round, just like Johanne Defay.

We are still awaiting the repechage of Pauline Ado.

🏄Johanne Defay holds her place

🇫🇷 The French surfer finished second in her series and avoided the repechage.

Unlike Jérémy Flores, for whom the decisive series begins at 7.20 am # Tokyo2020 #JeuxOlympiques

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The French still in the race this morning

Will Nippon Budokan's dojo continue to smile on our Blues?

The reigning European champion

Amandine Buchard

(-52kg) will fight for a place in the final.

The match is scheduled for 10:25 a.m.

After having passed his first lap,

Kilian Le Blouch

(-66kg) gave up in the eighth in the Golden Score against Japanese favorite Hifumi Abe.


On the fencing side, the day promises to be still miserable, like the elimination of

Yannick Borel

with the sword.

Of the six candidates of the day, they were only three in the eighth.

And there are now only two left,

Romain Cannone


Alexandre Bardenet


And also…

- French rowers

Matthieu Androdias


Hugo Boucheron

set the best time of their semi-final in a scull.

They will aim for a medal on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday (2:30).

- Small disappointment for

Mathilde Lamolle


Céline Goberville

in the final of the pistol shooting at 10 meters.

They managed to qualify on Sunday for the 10m pistol shooting final of the Tokyo Olympics but finished 7th and 8th respectively last night.

- Various fortunes for French tennis, a bit like yesterday.

Fiona Ferro

won against Sevastova (2-6, 6-4, 6-2), but not

Alizée Cornet

against Pliskova (6-1, 6-4).

- British tennis player

Andy Murray

forfeited in singles.

He will focus on the doubles, after eliminating the French pair Herbert / Mahut on Saturday.

- Exit also

Ashleigh Barty

, world number one. The Australian was beaten by the Spanish Sara Sorribes (48th) (6-4, 6-3).

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2021-07-25

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