French swimming placed a lot of hope on him after his world bronze medal won in mid-May.
Yohann Ndoye-Brouard will finally not see the final of the Tokyo Olympics on 100m backstroke.
The 20-year-old Savoyard swimmer was disqualified in the semi-final due to an error that we can easily qualify as a beginner.
He missed his turn at 50m and banged his head against the end of the pelvis.
“I did not see the flags, I thought there were five meters left, and I took the wall (...) I took the wall in the Olympic semi-finals while the final was accessible, I I'm disgusted, ”he declared in the aftermath, still incredulous, as was the former champion and consultant of France Televisions Yannick Agnel during the race.
🏊❌ It's over for Mewen Tomac and Yohann Ndoye-Brouard, eliminated in the semi-final of the 100 backstroke.
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The judges logically disqualified him.
The semi-finals were dominated by the American Ryan Murphy, reigning Olympic champion, in 52 seconds and 24 hundredths.
But the cut to invite himself in the final, finally at 53 sec 20, was quite accessible to Ndoye-Brouard and his partner Mewen Tomac.
The two men, who were living their first Olympics, have personal bests under 53 seconds.
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They will have another chance to shine in the 200 backstroke from Wednesday.