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Olympic Games: Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos makes French gymnastics dream


PORTRAIT - The gymnast aims to climb on the podium of an all-around competition neglected by star Simone Biles.

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Far from the psychodrama surrounding Simone Biles' package for the all-around final (and the rest of the Games?), Mélanie de Jesus Dos Santos, she takes advantage of the moment, of the carefree life of her first Games.

Far, very far from the enormous pressure being exerted on the shoulders of the American queen of the discipline.

"I approach these Games in a calm way, in the sense that I will have fun

," she confided on her arrival in Tokyo.

I know there is a strong stake, but I'm going to really enjoy being in the Olympic Village, seeing the rings everywhere.

I'm going to take it all for myself and, when I'm in the competition, I'll do whatever needs to be done

. "

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Biles' absence, however, could reshuffle the cards.

In favor of the French?

Why not for the quadruple European champion who achieved solid qualifications (8th place) on Sunday, failing to be totally brilliant, since she did not manage to qualify for the final of a

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Source: lefigaro

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