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Olympics: the appointments that you should not (especially) miss this Tuesday

2021-07-27T06:01:04.470Z

Clarisse Agbegnenou in judo, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Loana Lecomte in mountain biking have a real chance of bringing gold to France on Tuesday. The...



Clarisse Agbegnenou in judo, Pauline Ferrand-Prévot and Loana Lecomte in mountain biking have a real chance of bringing gold to France on Tuesday.

The handball players, they will face the Spaniards.

To discover

  • The full Olympic program

  • The Olympic medal table

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(7:00 am)


18th in the world, Marie-Zélia Lafont finished 11th in qualifying this Sunday.

Enough to qualify for the K1 semifinals.

The Frenchwoman is not the main favorite but could create a surprise.

She has already known Olympic gold by winning the title in Rio in 2016 by team.

Loana Lecomte and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, ultra favorites in mountain biking (8h00)

A first (big) chance for a gold medal this Tuesday for France.

Loana Lecomte, leader of the Mountain Bike World Cup with four wins in as many rounds this season, and Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, two-time reigning world champion, are the two main contenders for the most precious of Olympic metals.

After Julie Bresset's title in 2012 in London, gold has a good chance of returning to France.

Even if being a world champion is no guarantee of success.

Jordan Sarrou knows it all too well since he finished in ninth place on Monday in the men's race despite his status.

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Clarisse Agbegnenou has a revenge and gold to take (Semi-final around 10:20 am, final at 11:25 am)

Rio's revenge?

The flag bearer of the French delegation is entering the running in these Olympic Games.

Clarisse Agbegnenou, beaten in the final in Rio five years ago, is the big favorite in her under 63 kg category.

World number one, the Frenchwoman is three times reigning world champion and double European champion.

Her last defeat in a major tournament was in 2019 when she lost in the final of the Qingdao Master in 2019 against Nami Nabekura.

Since then, she has also recovered this title this year in Doha, Qatar, against the Japanese.

Second great chance for a gold medal therefore for France this Tuesday.

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Groussard and Metella tackle the 100m freestyle heats (12:16)

The series of the queen distance begins this Tuesday. Two French are qualified: Mehdy Metella will be in series 7 at 12:16, while Maxime Groussard will continue two minutes later in series 8. Groussard impressed his world on Monday in the 4x100m relay. Despite France's sixth place, his first stint left the Blues up to the Americans, in the lead, with a huge lap of 47.52. It is quite simply the best time of a French without a combination (banned in 2010). The 22-year-old swimmer is in good shape. No doubt he should qualify easily for the semi-finals if he continues in this direction. "

When you swim like him in 47''50 you can aim for a final

", even assured Florent Manaudou after the relay.

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The Bleues of handball must continue against Spain (2:30 p.m.)

After their victory in their first group match Sunday against Hungary (30-29), the Blue are dealing with a big chunk on Tuesday.

The Spaniards will stand in front of the French handball team for this second meeting.

The Iberians lost in their first match against the Swedes (31-24).

They will be keen to catch up against the Blue to get back on the right track.

Along with Spain, Brazil, Russia, Hungary and Sweden, you have to finish in the top four of this group B to see the quarter-finals of the Olympic tournament.

Source: lefigaro

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